Edward Lear

(12 May 1812 – 29 January 1888 / London / England)

Edward Lear Poems

1. How Pleasant To Know Mr. Lear 1/3/2003
2. The Jumblies 1/3/2003
3. The Owl And The Pussy-Cat 1/3/2003
4. The Pobble Who Has No Toes 1/3/2003
5. There Was An Old Man In A Tree 1/3/2003
6. There Was An Old Man With A Beard 1/3/2003
7. There Was An Old Man Of New York 1/1/2004
8. The Dong With A Luminous Nose 1/3/2003
9. The Quangle Wangle's Hat 1/1/2004
10. There Was An Old Man Of Calcutta 1/3/2003
11. Alphabet Poem 4/14/2010
12. There Was An Old Person Of Nice 1/1/2004
13. The Courtship Of The Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo 1/3/2003
14. There Was A Young Lady Whose Eyes 1/1/2004
15. The Akond Of Swat 1/3/2003
16. There Was An Old Man On The Border 1/1/2004
17. There Was An Old Man Of Thermopylae 1/3/2003
18. There Was An Old Lady Whose Folly 1/3/2003
19. Nonsense Alphabet 4/14/2010
20. Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Of Dorking, 4/14/2010
21. Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Whose Chin 4/14/2010
22. The Table And The Chair 4/14/2010
23. He Lived At Dingle Bank 4/14/2010
24. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Peru 4/14/2010
25. Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Of Norway, 4/14/2010
26. Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Of Hull 4/14/2010
27. Calicoe Pie 4/14/2010
28. The Duck And The Kangaroo 4/14/2010
29. Teapots And Quails 4/14/2010
30. Cold Are The Crabs 4/14/2010
31. Incidents In The Life Of My Uncle Arly 4/14/2010
32. Limerick: There Was A Young Lady In White 4/14/2010
33. Imitation Of The Olden Poets 4/14/2010
34. Limerick: There Was A Young Person Whose History 4/14/2010
35. Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Whose Nose 4/14/2010
36. The Daddy Long-Legs And The Fly 4/14/2010
37. Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Of Portugal 4/14/2010
38. Limerick: The Was A Young Lady Of Bute 4/14/2010
39. Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Of Turkey 4/14/2010
40. Limerick: There Was A Young Person Of Crete 4/14/2010
Best Poem of Edward Lear

How Pleasant To Know Mr. Lear

How pleasant to know Mr. Lear,
Who has written such volumes of stuff.
Some think him ill-tempered and queer,
But a few find him pleasant enough.

His mind is concrete and fastidious,
His nose is remarkably big;
His visage is more or less hideous,
His beard it resembles a wig.

He has ears, and two eyes, and ten fingers,
(Leastways if you reckon two thumbs);
He used to be one of the singers,
But now he is one of the dumbs.

He sits in a beautiful parlour,
With hundreds of books on the wall;
He drinks a great deal of marsala, ...

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The Jumblies

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 called aloud, `Our Sieve ain't big,
But we don't care a button! we don't care a fig!

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