Edward Lear

The Akond of Swat – Edward Lear

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 a stool or a sofa or a chair, or SQUAT, The Akond of Swat? Is he wise or foolish, young or old? Does he drink his soup and his coffee cold, or HOT, The Akond of Swat? Does he sing or whistle, j... »

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

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 a candle,– One old jug without a handle,– These were all his worldly goods: In the middle of the woods, These were all the worldly goods, Of the Yon... »

The Dong with a Luminous Nose – Edward Lear

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 beat on the rocky shore; — When Storm-clouds brood on the towering heights Of the Hills of the Chankly Bore: — Then, through the vast... »

The Jumblies – Edward Lear

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, On a winter’s morn, on a stormy day, In a Sieve they went to sea! And when the Sieve turned round and round, And every one cried, ‘You’ll all be drowned!’ They calle... »

The Owl And The Pussy-Cat – Edward Lear

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 in a five pound note. The Owl looked up to the stars above, And sang to a small guitar, ‘O lovely Pussy! O Pussy my love, What a beautiful Pussy you are, You are, You ar... »

The Pobble Who Has No Toes – Edward Lear

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, fiddle-de-dee!” And his Aunt Jobiska made him drink Lavender water tinged with pink, For she said “The World in general knows There’s nothing so g... »

The Table And The Chair – Edward Lear

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 took a little walk We might have a little talk. Pray, let us take the air!” Said the table to the chair. Said the chair unto the table, “Now you know we are not ab... »

The Two Old Bachelors – Edward Lear

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 who caught the Mouse, – “This happens just in time! For we’ve nothing in the house, “Save a tiny slice of lemon and a teaspoonful of honey, “A... »

There was a Young Lady Whose Eyes – Edward Lear

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 away in surprise. ~ There was a Young Lady Whose Eyes – Edward Lear Hits: 5 »

The Old Man  – Edward Lear

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 shall never remain in Thermopylж.” ~ The Old Man  – Edward Lear Hits: 8 »

There Was An Old Man – Edward Lear

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, Which vexed all the folks on the Border. ~ There Was An Old Man – Edward Lear Hits: 5 »

There Was an Old Man with a Beard – Edward Lear

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 a Wren, Have all built their nests in my beard. ~ There Was an Old Man with a Beard – Edward Lear Hits: 7 »

There Was An Old Person Of Nice – Edward Lear

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 Nice! ~ There Was An Old Person Of Nice – Edward Lear Hits: 11 »