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"'TIS MIDNIGHT, AND THE SETTING SUN", by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
Last Line: "hilarious, leap from bough to bough"
Subject(s): Night;nonsense; Bedtime


"IGNOTUM PER IGNOTIUS, OR A FURIOUS HODGE-PODGE OF NONSENSE", by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "or yield or die's the word, what could he mean"
Last Line: "do limping legacies bequeath, / and jest upon their blind forefathers' eyes"
Subject(s): Nonsense


A BALLAD OF BEDLAM, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "o lady, wake! The azure moon"
Last Line: "till the creation I am thine, / to some rich desert fly with me"
Subject(s): Nonsense;women


A COUNTRY SUMMER PASTORAL; FROM ETYMOLOGICAL DEDUCTIONS, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: I would flee from the city's rule and law
Last Line: Of grasshoppers out to grass
Subject(s): Country Life;nonsense;summer


A FOOTBALL TRAGEDY, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "she clung to him, the game was o'er"
Last Line: For I am only half-back
Subject(s): Boredom;fools;football;nonsense; Ennui;idiots


A TRAGIC STORY, by ADELBERT VON CHAMISSO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There lived a sage in days of yore
Last Line: The pigtail hangs behind him.
Subject(s): Hair; Nonsense


AESTIVATION, by OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In candent ire the solar splendor flames
Last Line: Depart, -- be off, -- excede, -- evade, -- erump!
Variant Title(s): Intramural Aestivation; Or Summer In Town;aestivation: An Unpublished Poem Of My Late Latin Tutor
Subject(s): Nonsense


ALPHABET, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
First Line: A was once an apple pie
Last Line: Piece of zinc!
Variant Title(s): A Nonsense Alphabe
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Nonsense


AN ALPHABET, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A was once an apple pie
Variant Title(s): A Nonsense Alphabet
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Nonsense


AN UNSUSPECTED FACT, by EDWARD CANNON    Poem Text            
First Line: If down his throat a man should choose
Last Line: And he would wipe his feet on that!
Subject(s): Nonsense; Teeth; Toothaches


ANIMAL ALPHABET, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
First Line: The absolutlely abstemious ass
Last Line: Who carried five monkeys on his back all %the way to jellibolee
Subject(s): Animals; Nonsense


AT DINGLE BANK, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He lived at dingle bank - he did
Last Line: Their fate; likewise his garden quail.
Subject(s): Nonsense


ATTALIK GHAZEE, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: That has settled on your knee?
Subject(s): Nonsense


BISCUIT TREE, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
First Line: This remarkable vegetable production has never yet been described or
Last Line: Cannot be said to remain on
Subject(s): Nonsense; Trees


BODY AND SPIRIT, by ELLEN MAGRATH CARROLL    Poem Text            
First Line: Go, you must go-it is I who can sing
Last Line: For you who are big, and brave and bold!
Subject(s): Nonsense


CALICO PIE, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Calico pie, / the little birds fly
Last Line: They never came back to me!
Subject(s): Nonsense


COSSIMBAZAR, by HENRY SAMBROOKE LEIGH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come fleetly, come fleetly, my hookabadar
Last Line: Join in the chorus, my hookabadar.
Subject(s): India; Jungles; Music & Musicians; Nonsense


FIVE FRIVOLOUS SONGS: 4. THE BOOLA-BOOLA MAID, by ROBERT WILLIAM SERVICE                Poet's Biography
First Line: In the wilds of madagascar dwelt a boola-boola maid
Last Line: As she sings this song with glee
Subject(s): Madagascar; Nonsense


FIVE SURE WAYS TOWARD SELF-ACTUALIZATION, by PETER JOHNSON                Poet's Biography
First Line: 1) disclose your mantra to complete strangers at the
Last Line: These essays. Send them to your enemies on their birth- %days, wedding anniversaries, valentine's da
Subject(s): Jokes; Nonsense


FOLDING TIME, by JOSEPH FRANCIS CARLIN MACDONNELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Jesus, herds pursue
Last Line: "husheen-na-hoon."
Alternate Author Name(s): Carlin, Francis
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Nonsense


FORK TREE, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
First Line: This pleasing and amazing tree never grows above four hundred and
Last Line: Produce a musical tinkling to the ears of the happy beholder
Subject(s): Nonsense; Trees


HUMPTY DUMPTY RECITATION [OR, SONG], by CHARLES LUTWIDGE DODGSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In winter, when the fields are white, / I sing this song for your delight
Last Line: I tried to turn the handle, but --.
Alternate Author Name(s): Carroll, Lewis
Variant Title(s): Verses Recited By Humpty Dumpty;humpty Dumpty's Poem
Subject(s): Nonsense


HYDER IDDLE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Hyder iddle diddle dell
Subject(s): Nonsense


I MUST STOP NOW, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Said when the fat blue-beetle got into his inside
Subject(s): Nonsense


IN A ZAGUAN, by KATE MULLER CHAPMAN    Poem Text            
First Line: Here sit I in the zaguan, in the sunshine, fiercely idle, fiercely happy.
Last Line: Little crusita.
Subject(s): Nonsense


INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF MY UNCLE ARLY, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O my aged uncle arly! / sitting on a heap of barley
Last Line: (but his shoes were far too tight.)
Subject(s): Nonsense; Uncles


JABBERWOCKY, by CHARLES LUTWIDGE DODGSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Last Line: And the mome raths outgrabe.
Alternate Author Name(s): Carroll, Lewis
Subject(s): Dragons; Nonsense


LETTER TO LADY WYATT, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear lady wyatt, %if I am interrupting you please excuse me
Last Line: More, so will leave off immintiately. % yours sincerely, %edward lear
Subject(s): Letters; Nonsense


LETTER TO RUTH DECIE, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
First Line: My dear little tiny child
Last Line: Give my love to your papa & mama
Subject(s): Nonsense


LIMERICK, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
First Line: There was an old person of brigg
Last Line: Could be seen when he walked about brigg
Subject(s): Nonsense; Old Age


LIMERICK, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
First Line: There was an old person of sheen
Last Line: That placid old person of sheen
Subject(s): Nonsense; Serenity


LIMERICK, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
First Line: There was an old man of blackheath
Last Line: That uncommon old man of blackheath
Subject(s): Nonsense; Old Age


LIMERICK, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
First Line: There was an old person of rye
Last Line: You abstemious old person of rye!
Subject(s): Nonsense; Old Age


LIMERICK, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
First Line: There was an old man in a garden
Last Line: And I trust you'll go out of my garden
Subject(s): Nonsense; Old Age


LIMERICK, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
First Line: There was an old person of minety
Last Line: At the heads of the people of minety
Subject(s): Nonsense; Old Age


LIMERICK, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
First Line: There was an old man of the dargle
Last Line: For the fish in the depths of the dargle
Subject(s): Nonsense; Old Age


LIMERICK, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
First Line: There was an old person of bradley
Last Line: With a poker and tongs, he beat time to his songs, %that melodious old person of bradley!
Subject(s): Nonsense; Singing And Singers


LIMERICK, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
First Line: There was an old man who screamed out
Last Line: And continued to knock him about
Subject(s): Nonsense


LIMERICK, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
First Line: There was an old person of wilts
Last Line: That elegant person of wilts
Subject(s): Nonsense; Old Age


LIMERICK, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
First Line: There was an old man of spithead
Last Line: That doubtful old man of spithead
Subject(s): Nonsense; Old Age


LIMERICK, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
First Line: There was an old person of wick
Last Line: That laconic old person of wick
Subject(s): Nonsense


LIMERICK, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
First Line: There was an old man of thames ditton
Last Line: You abruptious old man of thames ditton
Subject(s): Nonsense; Old Age


LINES ON NONSENSE, by ELIZA LEE CABOT FOLLEN                Poet's Biography
First Line: Yes, nonsense is a treasure!
Last Line: Lest in her light she perish, %and vanish from our sight
Subject(s): Nonsense


LUNAR STANZAS, by HENRY COGSWELL KNIGHT    Poem Text            
First Line: Night saw the crew like pedlers withtheir packs
Last Line: And revel o'er me, like a soulless sheep.
Subject(s): Moon; Night; Nonsense; Bedtime


MESOPOTAMIA, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: 'tis sweet to roam when morning's light
Last Line: "to-whit, to-whit, to-whoo!"
Subject(s): Nonsense;wandering & Wanderers;


MEXICAN NURSERY SONG, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: There comes the water splashing and croaking
Last Line: My little brothers will get a good soaking
Subject(s): Nonsense;water


MR. AND MRS. SPIKKY SPARROW, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On a little piece of wood
Last Line: "zikky sikky tee!"
Subject(s): Children; Nonsense; Childhood


MR. FINNEY'S TURNIP, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Mr. Finney had a turnip
Subject(s): Food & Eating;gardens & Gardening;nonsense


MRS JAYPHER FOUND A WAFER, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: For there's nothing half so dread- %ful, as lemons in your head!
Subject(s): Nonsense


MY DREAM, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: I dreamed a dream next tuesday week
Subject(s): Dreams;nonsense; Nightmares


NONSENSE, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: A little nonsense, now and then
Last Line: And call it nonsense, call it chaff?
Subject(s): Laughter; Nonsense


NONSENSE, by BARBARA LAU               
First Line: Stars. Jean pluck stars from sky, name them
Last Line: Hiccup water late. Too tired to chop wood
Subject(s): Nonsense


NONSENSE, by JOHN TAYLOR (1580-1653)    Poem Text            
First Line: Oh that my lungs could bleat like buttered peas
Last Line: Shall be made friends in a left handed trance.
Subject(s): Nonsense


NONSENSE BOTANY: 1, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
First Line: Baccopipia gracilis bottlephorkia spoonifolia
Last Line: Plumbunnia nutritiosa pollybirdia singularis
Subject(s): Botany And Botanists; Nonsense; Plants


NONSENSE IMMORTAL, by FRANK WILMOT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From france or spain or the himalayas
Last Line: And the brown cows go to the broom?
Alternate Author Name(s): Maurice, Furnley
Subject(s): Nonsense


NONSENSE RHYMES: 10, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: There comes the water curling and running
Last Line: I fear my aunt jennie will need a good sunning
Subject(s): Nonsense;water


NONSENSE RHYMES: 12, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: A-e-I-o-u- / the burro too
Last Line: Knows more than you
Subject(s): Donkeys;nonsense; Burros


NONSENSE RHYMES: 13, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Tan-te-tan / who is it today?
Last Line: Next time will do
Subject(s): Nonsense


NONSENSE RHYMES: 14, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "maybe I do, maybe I don't"
Last Line: His name is don antonio
Subject(s): Nonsense


NONSENSE RHYMES: 15, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Would you have me chat
Last Line: (let me tell it to you again.)
Subject(s): Animals;cats;nonsense


NONSENSE RHYMES: 16, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "pa-pa, ma-ma / I wish to marry"
Last Line: Who can dance like a fairy
Subject(s): Nonsense


NONSENSE RHYMES: 17, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Little maiden dressed in mourning
Last Line: "weep not, here am I"
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of;nonsense


NONSENSE RHYMES: 18, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: A-b-c-d / where can the burro be?
Last Line: Of aunt merced
Subject(s): Donkeys;nonsense; Burros


NONSENSE RHYMES: 19, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Josie gave to me a rose
Last Line: For I must go with isabel
Subject(s): Flowers;nonsense


NONSENSE RHYMES: 2, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: What day is tomorrow
Last Line: "ta-lan, ta-lana"
Subject(s): Nonsense


NONSENSE RHYMES: 21, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "bread, breadbaker"
Last Line: His boots made of hide
Subject(s): Bakeries & Bakers;nonsense


NONSENSE RHYMES: 22, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Say your goodbyes
Last Line: And I ate twice
Subject(s): Nonsense


NONSENSE RHYMES: 23, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: How pretty and neat
Last Line: With nuts to eat
Subject(s): Monkeys;nonsense


NONSENSE RHYMES: 4, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: All my boasting friends
Last Line: Here does the lawyer dwell!
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers;nonsense


NONSENSE RHYMES: 5, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Ramon sallies / through the alleys
Last Line: Catch him quick!
Subject(s): Nonsense


NONSENSE RHYMES: 6, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: What have you there?
Last Line: "no, poor creature!"
Subject(s): Nonsense;worms


NONSENSE RHYMES: 7, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Nana caliche
Last Line: Will eat her dough
Subject(s): Chickens;nonsense


NONSENSE RHYMES: 8, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: I do not go to the fields today
Last Line: Likes to flirt and tease
Subject(s): Flirtation;nonsense


NONSENSE RHYMES: 9, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Down the hill the waters cascade
Last Line: And now my horses will have to wade
Subject(s): Animals;horses;nonsense


NONSENSE RHYMNES: 20, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "rejoice, rejoice, my little orange tree"
Last Line: "homely, homely, but not ignored."
Subject(s): Courtship;nonsense


NONSENSE SONG, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The jack and the jolick and the jamborie
Last Line: They'll reach the stars before they are done!
Subject(s): Nonsense


NONSENSE VERSES, by CHARLES LAMB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lazy-bones, lazy-bones, wake up and peep!
Last Line: Remember the loss is her own if she lose it.
Alternate Author Name(s): Elia
Subject(s): Idleness; Nonsense; Laziness; Sloth; Indolence


NONSENSE VISITED, by DOROTHY BRUMMEL               
First Line: I looked at him with ideaho eyes
Last Line: Now he and I are twain
Subject(s): Nonsense


O! MIMBER FOR THE COUNTY LOUTH, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Yours ever, %edward lear
Subject(s): Friendship; Nonsense; Writing And Writers


OH, MY GERALDINE, by FRANCIS COWLEY BURNAND    Poem Text            
First Line: Oh, my geraldine, / no flow'r was ever seem so toodle um
Subject(s): Nonsense


ON A BEAUTIFUL BAR BUTTERFLY IN THE BLACK CAT, by KENNETH REXROTH                Poet's Biography
First Line: Vinea submittit car(e)as non semper edulis
Last Line: She-goats bred in vineyards are not always edible
Subject(s): Goats; Latin; Nonsense


OTHER EARLY LIMERICKS, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
First Line: There was an old man who forgot
Last Line: Which he very soon filled full of tears
Subject(s): Grief; Nonsense; Old Age


PELICAN CHORUS, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
First Line: King and queen of the pelicans we
Last Line: We think so then, and we thought so still!
Subject(s): Animals; Nonsense


PEPPERING ROADS, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
First Line: If you wish to see roads in perfection
Last Line: Amply pay you for all you have passed!
Subject(s): Nonsense; Roads; Shoes; Travel; Walking


PSYCHOLOPHON, by FRANK GELETT BURGESS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twine then the rays
Last Line: Thus I inhibit!
Alternate Author Name(s): Burgess, Gelett
Subject(s): Nonsense


RECEIPT FOR GEORGE SCRIVENS, ESQ, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Ten pounds, for a drawing of the seeders of lebanon. Edward lear
Subject(s): Nonsense


REMMINISSENCIZ OF ORGUST 14 AITNUNDREDNAITY, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
First Line: There was a great person of stratton
Last Line: To leave micheldever for stratton
Subject(s): Nonsense; Sleep


SCIENTIFIC PROOF, by JAMES WILLIAM FOLEY    Poem Text            
First Line: If we square a lump of pemmican
Last Line: And what's the price of coal.
Alternate Author Name(s): Foley, J. W.
Subject(s): Nonsense; Science; Scientists


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 50, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A pin has a head, but has no hair
Last Line: And baby crows, without being a cock.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): A Pin
Subject(s): Language; Nonsense; Words; Vocabulary


SONNET FOUND IN A DESERTED MAD HOUSE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Oh that my soul a marrow-bone might seize!
Last Line: Like a potato riding on the blast
Subject(s): Insanity;nonsense; Madness;mental Illness


TABLE AND THE CHAIR, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
First Line: Said the table to the chair
Last Line: Till they toddled to their beds
Subject(s): Brothers; Nonsense; Togetherness; Walking


THE AKOND [OR, AKHOND] OF SWAT, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who, or why, or which, or what, is the akond of swat
Last Line: Is the ahkond of swat!
Subject(s): Nonsense


THE COURTSHIP OF THE YONGHY-BONGHY-BO, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On the coast of coromandel
Last Line: For the yonghy-bonghy-bo.
Subject(s): Courtship; Love; Nonsense


THE CUMBERBUNCE, by PAUL WEST    Poem Text            
First Line: I strolled beside the shining sea
Last Line: "the difference 'twixt 'might' and 'could'!"
Subject(s): Nonsense; Sea; Singing & Singers; Ocean


THE CUMMERBUND, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She sate upon her dobie
Last Line: And swollow you outright.
Subject(s): Nonsense; Travel; Journeys; Trips


THE DONG WITH A LUMINOUS NOSE, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When awful darkness and silence reign
Last Line: The dong with a luminous nose!
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of; Nonsense; Noses


THE DUCK AND THE KANGAROO, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Said the duck to the kangaroo
Last Line: As the duck and the kangaroo?
Subject(s): Ducks; Friendship; Kangaroos; Nonsense; Mallards; Drakes


THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK: FIT 3. THE BAKER'S TALE, by CHARLES LUTWIDGE DODGSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: "and the notion I cannot endure!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Carroll, Lewis
Subject(s): Nonsense


THE INVISIBLE BRIDGE, by FRANK GELETT BURGESS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I'd never dare to walk across
Last Line: I fear that I should be!
Alternate Author Name(s): Burgess, Gelett
Subject(s): Bridges; Fear; Nonsense


THE JIM-JAM KING OF THE JOU-JOUS; AN ARABIAN LEGEND, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Far off in the waste of desert sand
Last Line: Allah il allah! Oo-aye! Amen!
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers;legends;nonsense;translating & Interpreting


THE JUMBLIES, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They went to sea in a sieve, they did
Last Line: And they went to sea in a sieve.
Subject(s): Children; Nonsense; Sea; Childhood; Ocean


THE MAN IN THE MOON, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Said the raggedy man on a hot afternoon
Last Line: "him!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Children; Nonsense; Childhood


THE NEW VESTMENTS, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There lived an old man in the kingdom of tess
Last Line: "any more, any more, any more, never more!'"
Subject(s): Clothing & Dress; Nonsense


THE NUTCRACKERS AND THE SUGAR-TONGS, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The nutcrackers sate by a plate on the table
Last Line: They faded away; and they never came back!
Subject(s): Nonsense


THE OCEAN WANDERER, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Bright breaks the warrior o'er the ocean wave
Subject(s): Nonsense;sea;wandering & Wanderers;; Ocean


THE OWL AND THE PUSSY CAT, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The owl and the pussy cat went to sea
Last Line: They danced by the light of the moon.
Variant Title(s): The Owl And The Pussy-cat
Subject(s): Animals; Birds; Cats; Children; Life Change Events; Love; Love - Marital; Nonsense; Owls; Childhood; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


THE POBBLE, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The pobble who has no toes
Last Line: "that pobbles are happier without their toes."
Subject(s): Nonsense


THE PRINCESS'S FINGER-NAIL; A TALE OF NONSENSE LAND, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All through the castle of high-bred ease
Last Line: And this is the end of my nonsense tale.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Nonsense


THE PURPLE COW, by FRANK GELETT BURGESS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I never saw a purple cow
Last Line: I'd rather see than be one.
Alternate Author Name(s): Burgess, Gelett
Subject(s): Cows; Nonsense


THE QUANGLE WANGLE'S HAT, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On the top of the crumpetty tree
Last Line: With the quangle wangle quee.
Subject(s): Friendship; Hats; Nonsense


THE SHIPWRECK, by EDWARD HENRY PALMER    Poem Text            
First Line: Upon the poop the captain stands
Last Line: Preserved the sinking yawl.
Alternate Author Name(s): Palmer, E. H.
Subject(s): Disasters; Nonsense; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Shipwrecks; Ocean


THE TABLE AND THE CHAIR, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Said the table to the chair
Subject(s): Brothers; Nonsense; Togetherness; Walking; Half-brothers


THE THINGUMBOB SAT AT EVENTIDE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
Subject(s): Nonsense;sea;wind; Ocean


THE TWO OLD BACHELORS, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Two old bachelors were living in one house
Last Line: And from that hour those bachelors were never heard of more.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Nonsense; Single People; Bachelors; Unmarried People


THE WHANGO TREE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: The woggly bird sat on the whango tree
Subject(s): Nonsense;trees


THE [LAZY] ROOF, by FRANK GELETT BURGESS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The roof it has a lazy time
Last Line: They do not have much fun!
Alternate Author Name(s): Burgess, Gelett
Subject(s): Nonsense; Roofing & Roofers


THERE WAS A YOUNG PERSON OF AYR, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Which dazzled the people of ayr
Subject(s): Nonsense; Youth


THERE WAS A YOUNG PERSON OF JANINA, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: You propitious old person of janina!'
Subject(s): Nonsense


THERE WAS AN OLD MAN IN A TREE, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: To make themselves nests in that tree
Subject(s): Environment; Nonsense; Trees


THERE WAS AN OLD MAN OF CASHMERE, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: And perceived two fat ducks of cashmere
Subject(s): Nonsense; Old Age


THERE WAS AN OLD MAN OF PORT GRIGOR, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: That electric old man of port grigor
Subject(s): Nonsense; Old Age


THERE WAS AN OLD MAN ON THE BORDER, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Which vexed all the folks on the border
Subject(s): Nonsense; Old Age


THERE WAS AN OLD MAN WITH A RIBBON, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: This is quite the best use for my ribbon
Subject(s): Nonsense; Old Age


THERE WAS AN OLD PERSON OF BUDE, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Which perplexed all the people of bude
Subject(s): Nonsense; Old Age


THERE WAS AN OLD PERSON OF CASSEL, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Which perplexed that old person of cassel
Subject(s): Nonsense; Old Age


THERE WAS AN OLD PERSON OF DUNDALK, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: I had better go back to dundalk!'
Subject(s): Fishing And Fishermen; Nonsense; Old Age


THERE WAS AN OLD PERSON OF EALING, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Which distressed all the people of ealing
Subject(s): Animals; Nonsense


THERE WAS AN OLD PERSON OF FLORENCE, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Which choked that old person of florence
Subject(s): Nonsense; Old Age


THERE WAS AN OLD PERSON OF JODD, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: And squeaked to the people of jodd
Subject(s): Nonsense; Old Age


THERE WAS AN OLD PERSON OF LOO, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: That vexatious old person of loo
Subject(s): Nonsense; Old Age


THERE WAS AN OLD PERSON OF PISA, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Round the walls of the city of pisa
Subject(s): Nonsense; Old Age; Punishment


THERE WAS AN OLD PERSON OF RIMINI, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: And was never more heard of at rimini
Subject(s): Nonsense; Old Age


THERE WAS AN OLD PERSON OF WARE, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: He's a moppsikon floppsikon bear!
Subject(s): Animals; Bears; Nonsense


THREE JOVIAL HUNTSMEN, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: There were three jovial huntsmen
Subject(s): Hunting;moon;nonsense; Hunters


TO MARIE, by JOHN BENNETT (1865-1956)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the breeze from the bluebottle's ... Blim
Last Line: "panky-doodle ker-chuggetty-chug!"
Subject(s): Dreams; Nonsense; Soul; Nightmares


TURVEY TOP, by WILLIAM SAWYER    Poem Text            
First Line: Twas after a supper of norfolk brawn
Last Line: And would flourish in turvey top.
Subject(s): Dreams; Fantasy; Life; Nonsense; Nightmares


UFFIA, by HARRIET R. WHITE    Poem Text            
First Line: When sporgles spanned the floreate mead
Last Line: Pangwangling was her pace.
Subject(s): Love; Nonsense


UNCLE SIMON AND UNCLE JIM, by CHARLES FARRAR BROWNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Uncle simon he
Last Line: And squatted down by he.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ward, Artemus; Brown, Charles Farrar
Subject(s): Nonsense; Uncles


VIDE COLLINS HASSAN-OR THE CAMEL DRIVER, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
First Line: In dreary silence down the bustling road
Last Line: When first from bowman's lodge they bent their way
Subject(s): Grief; London; Nonsense; Poverty


WHO'LL TEND BABY?, by E. E.    Poem Text            
First Line: Who'll take care of the baby?'
Last Line: "she went to pay her taxes!"
Subject(s): Babies; Children; Irony; Nonsense; Infants; Childhood


WISE MEN OF GOTHAM, by THOMAS LOVE PEACOCK                Poet's Biography
First Line: In a bowl to sea went wise men three
Last Line: And they had not caught the moon
Subject(s): Nonsense


WONDERS OF NATURE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Ah! Who has seen the mailed lobster rise
Subject(s): Flowers;nature;nonsense