Gedichte von Edward Lear

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There was a Young Girl of Majorca,
Whose Aunt was a very fast walker;
She walked…

There was a Young Lady of Hull,
Who was chased by a virulent Bull;
But she seized on…

There was a Young Lady of Norway,
Who casually sat in a doorway;
When the door…

There was a Young Lady of Portugal,
Whose ideas were excessively nautical;
She…

There was a Young Lady of Russia,
Who screamed so that no one could hush her;
Her…

There was a Young Lady of Ryde,
Whose shoe-strings were seldom untied;…

There was a Young Lady of Sweden,
Who went by the slow train to Weedon;
When they…

There was a Young Lady of Troy,
Whom several large flies did annoy;
Some she killed…

There was a Young Lady of Tyre,
Who swept the loud chords of a lyre;
At the sound of…

There was a Young Lady of Wales,
Who caught a large Fish without scales;
When she…

There was a Young Lady of Welling,
Whose praise all the world was a-telling;
She…

There was a Young Lady whose chin
Resembled the point of a pin;
So she had it made…

There was a Young Lady whose nose
Was so long that it reached to her toes;
So she…

There was a Young Person of Smyrna,
Whose Grandmother threatened to burn her;
But…

There was an Old Derry down Derry, who loved to see little folks merry;
So he made them a…

There was an Old Lady of Chertsey,
Who made a remarkable curtsey;
She twirled round…

There was an Old Man in a boat,
Who said, "I'm afloat! I'm afloat!"
When they said…

There was an Old Man in a pew,
Whose waistcoat was spotted with blue;
But he tore it…

There was an Old Man in a tree,
Who was horribly bored by a Bee;
When they said, "…

There was an Old Man of Apulia,
Whose conduct was very peculiar;
He fed twenty sons…

There was an Old Man of Berlin,
Whose form was uncommonly thin;
Till he once, by…

There was an Old Man of Columbia,
Who was thirsty, and called out for some beer;
But…

There was an Old Man of Jamaica,
Who suddenly married a Quaker;
But she cried out, "…

There was an Old Man of Kamschatka,
Who possessed a remarkably fat Cur;
His gait and…

There was an Old Man of Kilkenny,
Who never had more than a penny;
He spent all that…

There was an Old Man of Leghorn,
The smallest that ever was born;
But quickly snapt…

There was an Old Man of Madras,
Who rode on a cream-colored Ass;
But the length of…

There was an Old Man of Marseilles,
Whose daughters wore bottle-green veils:
They…

There was an Old Man of Moldavia,
Who had the most curious behavior;
For while he…

There was an Old Man of the Cape,
Who possessed a large Barbary Ape;
Till the Ape,…

There was an Old Man of the Coast,
Who placidly sat on a post;
But when it was cold…

There was an Old Man of the East,
Who gave all his children a feast;
But they all…

There was an Old Man of the Isles,
Whose face was pervaded with smiles;
He sang "…

There was an Old Man of the West,
Who never could get any rest;
So they set him to…

There was an Old Man of the West,
Who wore a pale plum-colored vest;
When they said…

There was an Old Man of the Wrekin,
Whose shoes made a horrible creaking;
But they…

There was an Old Man of Vienna,
Who lived upon Tincture of Senna;
When that did not…

There was an Old Man of Whitehaven,
Who danced a quadrille with a Raven;
But they…

There was an Old Man on a hill,
Who seldom, if ever, stood still;
He ran up and down…

There was an Old Man on some rocks,
Who shut his Wife up in a box:
When she said, "…

There was an Old Man who said, "How
Shall I flee from this horrible Cow?
I will sit…

There was an Old Man who said, "Hush!
I perceive a young bird in this bush!"
When…

There was an Old Man who supposed
That the street door was partially closed;
But…

There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, "It is just as I feared!--
Two Owls and…

There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who sat on a Horse when he reared;
But they said…

There was an Old Man with a flute,—
A "sarpint" ran into his boot!
But he played day…

There was an Old Man with a gong,
Who bumped at it all the day long;
But they called…

There was an Old Man with a nose,
Who said, "If you choose to suppose,…

There was an Old Person of Anerley,
Whose conduct was strange and unmannerly;
He…

There was an Old Person of Bangor,
Whose face was distorted with anger;
He tore off…

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