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Nonsense Verses by Edward Lear

Nonsense Verses by Edward Lear by Edward Lear
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This is a collection of some of the delightful nonsense verses and stories by Edward Lear. A lot of them are also my favorites. The Jumblies, The Owl and the Pussy-cat; the Broom, the Shovel, The Poker and the Tongs; The Duck and the Kangaroo; The Cummerbund; The Dong with the Luminous Nose; The New Vestments; Calico Pie; The courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo and Incidents in the Life of My Uncle Arly. Also included at no extra cost are two sections with my favorite Lear limericks. Only about 30 of them but they are all funny and full of delectable silliness. I hope you enjoy listening to these as much as I enjoyed recording them.

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THE JUMBLIES AND OTHER NONSENSE VERSES

BY EDWARD LEAR

WITH DRAWINGS BY LESLIE BROOKE

THE JUMBLIES AND OTHER NONSENSE VERSES BY EDWARD LEAR AUTHOR OF 'THE BOOK OF NONSENSE'

WITH DRAWINGS BY L. LESLIE BROOKE

FREDERICK WARNE AND CO LTD. LONDON NEW YORK

INTRODUCTORY.

Encouraged by the cordial reception extended by Press and Public to their issue of the "Pelican Chorus and Other Nonsense Verses by Edward Lear," newly illustrated, the Publishers have requested the Artist, Mr. L. Leslie Brooke, to do a similar service for a further selection from Lear's Nonsense Songs, thus practically completing them. In addition to "The Jumblies," which has been adopted as the titular piece, this volume includes such prime favourites as "The Owl and the Pussy Cat," "The Duck and the Kangaroo," and "The Dong with a Luminous Nose." For the benefit of those whose memories of the Nonsense Songs are not as fresh as they should be, it may be repeated that Mr. Lear did not illustrate them as fully as was his custom; some, indeed, had no drawings at all, and others merely a headpiece... Continue reading book >>


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