The Akond of Swat – Edward Lear

Who, or why, or which, or what, Is the Akond of SWAT? Is he tall or short, or dark or fair? Does he sit on…

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The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo – Edward Lear

I On the Coast of Coromandel Where the early pumpkins blow, In the middle of the woods Lived the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bт. Two old chairs, and half…

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The Dong with a Luminous Nose – Edward Lear

When awful darkness and silence reign Over the great Gromboolian plain, Through the long, long wintry nights; — When the angry breakers roar As they…

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The Jumblies – Edward Lear

I They went to sea in a Sieve, they did, In a Sieve they went to sea: In spite of all their friends could say,…

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The Owl And The Pussy-Cat – Edward Lear

I 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…

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The Pobble Who Has No Toes – Edward Lear

The Pobble who has no toes Had once as many as we; When they said “Some day you may lose them all;” He replied “Fish,…

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The Table And The Chair – Edward Lear

Said the table to the chair, “You can scarcely be aware How I suffer from the heat And from blisters on my feet! If we…

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The Two Old Bachelors – Edward Lear

Two old Bachelors were living in one house; One caught a Muffin, the other caught a Mouse. Said he who caught the Muffin to him…

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There was a Young Lady Whose Eyes – Edward Lear

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…

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The Old Man  – Edward Lear

There was an old man of Thermopylж, Who never did anything properly; But they said, “If you choose, To boil eggs in your shoes, You…

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There Was An Old Man – Edward Lear

There was an old man on the Border, Who lived in the utmost disorder; He danced with the cat, and made tea in his hat,…

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There Was an Old Man with a Beard – Edward Lear

There was an Old Man with a beard, Who said, “It is just as I feared! — Two Owls and a Hen, four Larks and…

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There Was An Old Person Of Nice – Edward Lear

There was an old person of Nice, Whose associates were usually Geese. They walked out together, in all sorts of weather. That affable person of…

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