Edward Lear (1812-1888) was renowned for his literary nonsense and was responsible for popularizing the form of poetry known as the limerick. In addition to being a poet, he was also an author, illustrator, and artist.
“A Book of Nonsense” by Edward Lear was originally published in 1846 and is now here, in ebook form, complete with all the original pictures and verses. All told, there are 112 delightfully entertaining limericks, each complete with its own original image. Starting with…
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!"
That remarkable Man with a nose.
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