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A Book of Nonsense

A Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear
By: (1812-1888)

In 1846 Lear published A Book of Nonsense, a volume of limericks that went through three editions and helped popularize the form. This book contains 112 of these funny, imaginative verses that have been well loved by many generations of children (and adults). (

First Page:

A BOOK OF NONSENSE

by

EDWARD LEAR

With All the Original Pictures and Verses

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There was an Old Derry down Derry, who loved to see little folks merry; So he made them a Book, and with laughter they shook At the fun of that Derry down Derry.

Original Dedication.

TO THE GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, GRAND NEPHEWS, AND GRAND NIECES OF EDWARD, 13TH EARL OF DERBY, THIS BOOK OF DRAWINGS AND VERSES

(The greater part of which were originally made and composed for their parents.)

Is Dedicated by the Author, EDWARD LEAR.

London, 1862.

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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.

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There was a Young Person of Smyrna, Whose Grandmother threatened to burn her; But she seized on the Cat, and said, "Granny, burn that! You incongruous Old Woman of Smyrna!"

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There was an Old Man on a hill, Who seldom, if ever, stood still; He ran up and down in his Grandmother's gown, Which adorned that Old Man on a hill... Continue reading book >>


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Reviewer: - October 9, 2013
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