Edward Lear Quotes

They sailed away, for a year and a day, To the land where the Bong-Tree grows,
Edward Lear (1812-1888), British poet. The Owl and the Pussy-cat (l. 16-17). . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950. Helen Gardner, ed. (1972) Oxford University Press.
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On the top of the Crumpetty Tree The Quangle Wangle sat, But his face you could not see, On account of his Beaver Hat.
Edward Lear (1812-1888), British poet. The Quangle Wangle's Hat (l. 1-4). . . Everyman's Book of English Verse. John Wain, ed. (1981) J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd.
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There was an Old Man in a tree, Who was horribly bored by a bee;
Edward Lear (1812-1888), British poet. There was an old man in a tree (l. 1-2). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.
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There was an old man of Thermopylae, Who never did anything properly;
Edward Lear (1812-1888), British poet. There was an old man of Thermopylae (l. 1-2). . . New Oxford Book of English Light Verse, The. Kingsley Amis, ed. (1978) Oxford University Press.
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There was an Old Man who said, 'Hush! I perceive a young bird in this bush!'
Edward Lear (1812-1888), British poet. There was an old man who said, "Hush!" (L. 1-2). . . New Oxford Book of English Light Verse, The. Kingsley Amis, ed. (1978) Oxford University Press.
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There was an Old Man who supposed, That the street door was partially closed;
Edward Lear (1812-1888), British poet. There was an old man who supposed (l. 1-2). . . Norton Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. M. H. Abrams, general ed. (5th ed., 1986) W. W. Norton & Company.
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There was an old man with a beard, who said, "It is just as I feared!— Two owls and a hen, four larks and a wren, Have all built their nests in my beard!"
Edward Lear (1812-1888), British poet. There was an old man with a beard (l. 1-3). . . The New Oxford Book of English Light Verse. Kingsley Amis, ed. (1978) Oxford University Press.
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There was an old party of Lyme Who married three wives at one time.
Edward Lear (1812-1888), British poet. There was an old party of Lyme (attributed to Lear) (l. 1-2). . . Oxford Book of Light Verse, The. W. H. Auden, ed. (1938) Oxford University Press.
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