He Lived At Dingle Bank

He lived at Dingle Bank - he did; -
He lived at Dingle Bank;
And in his garden was one Quail,
Four tulips and a Tank:
And from his window he could see
The otion and the River Dee.

His house stood on a Cliff, - it did,
Its aspic it was cool;
And many thousand little boys
Resorted to his school,
Where if of progress they could boast
He gave them heaps of buttered toast.

But he grew rabid-wroth, he did,
If they neglected books,
And dragged them to adjacent Cliffs
With beastly Button Hooks,
And there with fatuous glee he threw
Them down into the ocean blue.

And in the sea they sway, they did, -
All playfully about,
And some eventually became
Sponges, or speckled trout: -
But Liverpool doth all bewail
Their Fate; - likewise his Garden Quail.

by Edward Lear

Comments (24)

It is hook not billhook on line ten
Great poem love the use of words! Im a book worm and love poems
i am doing this poem in English and i am really enjoying the way he uses his words to show how bad the nettles are. i like the way he also makes the father so protective over the boy because in real life a normal parent would just tell the child to get over it but this dad is so angry that something has hurt his boy so much.
I'm doing an English topic on this poem
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