- 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.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 2.4
- Word Count: 34
Lear, E. (1920). “There Was an Old Person of Dean”. Poems and Limericks of Edward Lear (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved December 08, 2023, from
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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.