A Book of Nonsense

by Edward Lear

  • # 45310 Sep '12
    Are welcome to sit on my bonnet!"

    Are welcome to sit on my bonnet!"

  • # 45210 Sep '12
    But she said, "I don't
care! all the birds in the air

    But she said, "I don't care! all the birds in the air

  • # 45110 Sep '12
    Came untied when the birds sate upon
it;

    Came untied when the birds sate upon it;

  • # 45010 Sep '12
    There was a Young Lady whose bonnet

    There was a Young Lady whose bonnet

  • # 44910 Sep '12
    And frequently walked about Ryde.

    And frequently walked about Ryde.

  • # 44810 Sep '12
    She purchased
some clogs, and some small spotty Dogs,

    She purchased some clogs, and some small spotty Dogs,

  • # 44710 Sep '12
    Whose shoe-strings were
seldom untied;

    Whose shoe-strings were seldom untied;

  • # 44610 Sep '12
    There was a Young Lady of
Ryde,

    There was a Young Lady of Ryde,

  • # 44509 Sep '12
    And started away in surprise.

    And started away in surprise.

  • # 44409 Sep '12
    When she opened them wide, people all turned aside,

    When she opened them wide, people all turned aside,

  • # 44309 Sep '12
    Were
unique as to color and size;

    Were unique as to color and size;

  • # 44209 Sep '12
    There was
a Young Lady whose eyes

    There was a Young Lady whose eyes

  • # 44109 Sep '12
    Have all built their
nests in my beard."

    Have all built their nests in my beard."

  • # 44009 Sep '12
    Two Owls and a Hen, four Larks and a
Wren,

    Two Owls and a Hen, four Larks and a Wren,

  • # 43909 Sep '12
    Who said, "It is just as I feared!

    Who said, "It is just as I feared!

  • # 43809 Sep '12
    There was an Old Man with a beard,

    There was an Old Man with a beard,

  • # 43709 Sep '12
    That intrinsic Old Man of Peru.

    That intrinsic Old Man of Peru.

  • # 43609 Sep '12
    So he tore off his
hair, and behaved like a bear,

    So he tore off his hair, and behaved like a bear,