Poems and Limericks of Edward Lear

by Edward Lear

“There Was an Old Person of Dean”

Additional Information
  • Year Published: 1920
  • Language: English
  • Country of Origin: United States of America
  • 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: 2.4
  • Word Count: 34
  • Genre: Nursery Rhyme
  • Keywords: funny, humor, limerick
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There was an Old Person of Dean,
Who dined on one pea and one bean;
For he said, “More than that would make me too fat,”
That cautious Old Person of Dean.