Poems and Limericks of Edward Lear

by Edward Lear

“There Was an Old Man of the West”

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: 3.3
  • Word Count: 34


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.