A Book of Nonsense
Routledge, 2. sep. 2003 - 240 síğur
From the benighted Old Man with a Beard to the erudite Perpendicular Purple Polly, Edward Lear's world is inhabited by a bewildering variety of oddities. One of the world's most loved writers, Lear's verse has delighted whole generations of readers. Here, after 140 years, is the original edition of A Book of Nonsense, from the original publishers. Complete with Lear's own remarkable illustrations, this treasure trove of nonsense is guaranteed to hold readers spellbound for generations more!
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vi PUBLISHER's NOTE When a young man he studied very much at the Zoological Gardens in Regent's Park. ... is how this clever, humorous book came into existence; a work that will cause laughter and pleasure to young and old for all time.
There was an Old Man with a beard, who said, “It is just as I feared 1– Two Owls and a Hen, four Larks and a Wren, Have all built their nests in my beard l'” orant #25 out Ro: so o. 1 Chapter.
There was an Old Man with a nose, who said,. There was a Young Lady of Ryde, whose shoe-strings were seldom untied; She purchased some clogs, and some small spotty dogs, And frequently walked about Ryde. That remarkable 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 !” There was an Old Man on a hill, who seldom,. That remarkable Man with a nose. “You incongruous Old Woman of ...
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. air 12, came untied when the birds sate upon it;.
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LibraryThing ReviewUmsögn notanda - nmhale - LibraryThing
Lear's limericks are fun and silly, with some of that absurd humor I might also find in Dr. Seuss or Carroll's poetry. He makes up foolish words to suit his odd characters, who range from regular ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUmsögn notanda - tortoisebook - LibraryThing
This was the free Kindle edition and it is missing all the illustrations which are surely integral to the book. The limericks themselves are old-fashioned but they are the originals of their type and ... Read full review