Edward Lear

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

Edward Lear Poems

41. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Leghorn 4/14/2010
42. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Madras 4/14/2010
43. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Melrose 4/14/2010
44. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Moldavia 4/14/2010
45. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Nepaul 4/14/2010
46. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Peru 4/14/2010
47. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Th' Abruzzi 4/14/2010
48. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of The Dee 4/14/2010
49. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of The East 4/14/2010
50. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of The Hague 4/14/2010
51. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of The Isles 4/14/2010
52. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of The Nile, 4/14/2010
53. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of The North 4/14/2010
54. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of The South 4/14/2010
55. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of The West 4/14/2010
56. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of The Wrekin 4/14/2010
57. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Tobago 4/14/2010
58. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Vesuvius, 4/14/2010
59. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Vienna 4/14/2010
60. Limerick: There Was An Old Man On A Hill 4/14/2010
61. Limerick: There Was An Old Man On Some Rocks, 4/14/2010
62. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Who Felt Pert 4/14/2010
63. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Who Said, 4/14/2010
64. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Who Said, 'How 4/14/2010
65. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Who Said, 'Hush! 4/14/2010
66. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Who Supposed 4/14/2010
67. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Who, When Little 4/14/2010
68. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Whose Despair 4/14/2010
69. Limerick: There Was An Old Man With A Beard 4/14/2010
70. Limerick: There Was An Old Man With A Flute 4/14/2010
71. Limerick: There Was An Old Man With A Gong 4/14/2010
72. Limerick: There Was An Old Man With A Nose 4/14/2010
73. Limerick: There Was An Old Person In Black 4/14/2010
74. Limerick: There Was An Old Person In Gray 4/14/2010
75. Limerick: There Was An Old Person Of Bangor 4/14/2010
76. Limerick: There Was An Old Person Of Basing 4/14/2010
77. Limerick: There Was An Old Person Of Buda 4/14/2010
78. Limerick: There Was An Old Person Of Cadiz 4/14/2010
79. Limerick: There Was An Old Person Of Chili 4/14/2010
80. Limerick: There Was An Old Person Of Dover 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 Akond Of Swat

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,

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