The Jumblies and Other Nonsense Verses

The Jumblies and Other Nonsense Verses

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The Jumblies and Other Nonsense Verses by Edward Lear

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1954

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Except for The Jumblies, this book holds nine of Lear's other popular poems.

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he inserted his head;-- His Shirt was made up of no end of dead Mice, The warmth of whose skins was quite fluffy and nice;-- His Drawers were of Rabbit-skins;--so were his Shoes;-- His Stockings were skins,--but it is not known whose;-- His Waistcoat and Trowsers were made of Pork Chops;-- His Buttons were Jujubes and Chocolate Drops;-- His Coat was all Pancakes, with Jam for a border, And a girdle of Biscuits to keep it in order; And he wore over all, as a screen from bad weather, A Cloak of green Cabbage-leaves stitched all together.

He had walked a short way, when he heard a great noise, Of all sorts of Beasticles, Birdlings, and Boys;-- And from every long street and dark lane in the town Beasts, Birdles, and Boys in a tumult rushed down. Two Cows and a Calf ate his Cabbage leaf Cloak;-- Four Apes seized his Girdle, which vanished like smoke;-- Three Kids ate up half of his Pancaky Coat,-- And the tails were devoured by an ancient He Goat;-- An army of Dogs in a twinkling tore up his Pork

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