Nonsense Poems

Nonsense Poems
Dover Publications
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Nonsense Poems


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`. Generations of children and adults have delighted in the whimsical poems of Edward Lear (1812-1888). And, despite his achievements as a noted English landscape painter and illustrator of animal life, Lear today is best known for his delightful volumes of nonsense verse. This work spanned several generations - from the first charming lines he wrote in the 1830s for the children of the Earl of Derby to his last collection of poems published in 1877. This volume contains a rich sampling of Lear`s inspired nonsense, including more than 90 limericks, as well as a choice selection of longer poems, along with the amusing illustrations he drew for each. Among these are such classics as `The Owl and the Pussycat` and `The Jumblies`, as well as a number of lesser-known but equally charming selections:...

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