Poems and Limericks of Edward Lear

by Edward Lear

“There Was a Young Lady”

Additional Information
  • Year Published: 1920
  • Language: English
  • Country of Origin: England
  • Source: Barnes, W. (Ed.). (1920). Types of Children's Literature: A Collection of the World's Best Literature for Children.. Yonkers, New York: World Book Company.
  • Readability:
    • Flesch–Kincaid Level: 2.3
  • Word Count: 30


There was a Young Lady whose chin
Resembled the point of a pin;
So she had it made sharp, and purchased a harp,
And played several tunes with her chin.