A Book of Nonsense

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Author: Edward Lear
Published: 1862
Language: English
Wordcount: 4,686 / 8 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 121.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 2,500
Added to site: 2004.11.15
mnybks.net#: 9286
Genres: Humor, Poetry
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Kamschatka,
Who possessed a remarkably fat Cur;
His gait and his waddle were held as a model
To all the fat dogs in Kamschatka.

[Illustration]

There was an Old Person of Gretna,
Who rushed down the crater of Etna;
When they said, "Is it hot?" he replied, "No, it's not!" That mendacious Old Person of Gretna.

[Illustration]

There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who sat on a Horse when he reared;
But they said, "Never mind! you will fall off behind,
You propitious Old Man with a beard!"

[Illustration]

There was an Old Man of Berlin,
Whose form was uncommonly thin;
Till he once, by mistake, was mixed up in a cake,
So they baked that Old Man of Berlin.

[Illustration]

There was an Old Man of the West,
Who never could get any rest;
So they set him to spin on his nose and his chin,
Which cured that Old Man of the West.

[Illustration]

The

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2005.03.17
Hosea
****.

I found it to be an enjoyable book, a little absurd, but at most times enjoyable.


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