Poems and Limericks of Edward Lear
by Edward Lear
This book collects poems and limericks by British writer Edward Lear and includes selections from several 19th century anthologies.
Source: This book was compiled by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology and includes passages from multiple sources. Please refer to the passage pages for further source information.
- “The Owl and the Pussy-Cat”
- A nonsense poem about an owl and pussy-cat that get married.
- “There Was a Young Lady”
- A limerick about a girl playing harp with her pointy chin.
- “There Is a Young Lady Whose Nose”
- A funny poem about a woman with an extremely big nose.
- “There Was an Old Man of the West”
- A nonsense rhyme about an old man who could not sleep.
- “There Was an Old Man With a Beard”
- A funny poem about a man who has multiple bird nests in his beard.
- “There Was an Old Person of Dean”
- A fun limerick about a man very cautious about his weight.
- “The Jumblies”
- A poem about a fairy tale journey to find the mythical Jumblies.
Lear, E. (2012). Poems and Limericks of Edward Lear. (Lit2Go ed.). Retrieved March 24, 2023, from https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/111/poems-and-limericks-of-edward-lear/
Lear, Edward. Poems and Limericks of Edward Lear. Lit2Go Edition. 2012. Web. <https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/111/poems-and-limericks-of-edward-lear/>. March 24, 2023.
Edward Lear, Poems and Limericks of Edward Lear, Li2Go edition, (2012), accessed March 24, 2023, https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/111/poems-and-limericks-of-edward-lear/.