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Edward Lear Poems

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by Lear, Edward
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea
  In a beautiful pea-green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money
  Wrapped up in a five-pound note.
The Owl looked...Read More



by Lear, Edward
There was an old person of Fife,Who was greatly disgusted with life;They sang him a ballad, and fed him on salad,Which cured that old person of Fife. ...Read More

by Lear, Edward
 There was an Old Man in a tree,
Who was horribly bored by a bee.
When they said "Does it buzz?"
He replied "Yes, it does!
It's a regular brute of a bee!"...Read More

by Lear, Edward
C  was a catWho ran after a rat;But his courage did failWhen she seized on his tail. c Crafty old cat!...Read More

by Lear, Edward
They went to sea in a Sieve, they did,
  In a Sieve they went to sea:
In spite of all their friends could say,
On a winter's morn, on a stormy...Read More



by Lear, Edward
E  was an elephant,Stately and wise:He had tusks and a trunk,And two queer little eyes. e Oh, what funny small eyes!...Read More

by Lear, Edward
 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...Read More

by Lear, Edward
 THERE WAS AN OLD MAN OF NEW YORK, WHO MURDERED HIMSELF WITH A FORK; 
BUT NOBODY CRIED THOUGH HE VERY SOON DIED, --
FOR THAT SILLY OLD MAN OF NEW...Read More

by Lear, Edward
 There was a young lady whose eyes,
were unique as to colour and size;
When she opened them wide,
people all turned aside,
and started away in surprise....Read More

by Lear, Edward
A  was an ape,Who stole some white tape,And tied up his toesIn four beautiful bows.  a! Funny old Ape!...Read More

by Lear, Edward
R  was a rabbit,Who had a bad habitOf eating the flowersIn gardens and bowers. r Naughty fat rabbit!...Read More

by Lear, Edward
There was an old Man in a Garden,Who always begged every one's pardon;When they asked him, "What for?" he replied, "You're a bore!And I trust you'll go out of my...Read More

by Lear, Edward
 There was an Old Lady whose folly
Induced her to sit in a holly:
Whereupon by a thorn
Her dress being torn,
She quickly became melancholy....Read More

by Lear, Edward
There was a young lady in blue,Who said, "Is it you? Is it you?"When they said, "Yes, it is," she replied only, "Whizz!"That ungracious young lady in blue. ...Read More

by Lear, Edward
There was an old man at a Station,Who made a promiscuous oration;But they said, "Take some snuff!—You have talk'd quite enough,You afflicting old man at a Station!" ...Read More