Edward Lear

His Nose

His Nose

There was an Old Man on whose nose Most birds of the air could repose; But they all flew away at the closing of day, Which relieved that Old Man and his nose. Edward Lear…[Continue]

My Beard

My Beard

There was an Old Man with a beard, Who said, “It is just as I feared!— Two Owls and a Hen, four Larks and a Wren, Have all built their nests in my beard.” Edward Lear…[Continue]

Old Man With A Nose

Old Man With A Nose

There was an Old Man with a nose, Who said, “If you choose to suppose That my nose is too long, you are certainly wrong!” That remarkable Man with a nose. Edward Lear…[Continue]

Dorking

Dorking

There was a Young Lady of Dorking, Who bought a large bonnet for walking; But its color and size so bedazzled her eyes, That she very soon went back to Dorking. Edward Lear…[Continue]

An Old Person Of Ems

An Old Person Of Ems

There was an Old Person of Ems Who casually fell in the Thames; And when he was found, they said he was drowned, That unlucky Old Person of Ems. Edward Lear…[Continue]

An Old Man Of Columbia

An Old Man Of Columbia

There was an Old Man of Columbia, Who was thirsty, and called out for some beer; But they brought it quite hot, in a small copper pot, Which disgusted that man of Columbia. Edward Lear…[Continue]

Cape Horn

Cape Horn

There was an Old Man of Cape Horn, Who wished he had never been born; So he sat on a Chair till he died of despair, That dolorous Man of Cape Horn. Edward Lear…[Continue]

My Bonnet

My Bonnet

There was a Young Lady whose bonnet Came untied when the birds sate upon it; But she said, “I don’t care! all the birds in the air Are welcome to sit on my bonnet!” Edward Lear…[Continue]

An Old Person Of Ischia

An Old Person Of Ischia

There was an Old Person of Ischia, Whose conduct grew friskier and friskier; He danced hornpipes and jigs, and ate thousands of figs, That lively Old Person of Ischia Edward Lear…[Continue]

Lady Of Bute

Lady Of Bute

There was a Young Lady of Bute, Who played on a silver-gilt flute; She played several jigs to her Uncle’s white Pigs: That amusing Young Lady of Bute. Edward Lear…[Continue]

Angry Old Man Of Quebec

Angry Old Man Of Quebec

There was an Old Man of Quebec,— A beetle ran over his neck; But he cried, “With a needle I’ll slay you, O beadle!” That angry Old Man of Quebec. Edward Lear…[Continue]

Lady Of Welling

Lady Of Welling

There was a Young Lady of Welling, Whose praise all the world was a-telling; She played on the harp, and caught several Carp, That accomplished Young Lady of Welling. Edward Lear…[Continue]