Lear's book of nonsense

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Title:
Lear's book of nonsense
Series Title:
Warne's juvenile drolleries
Alternate Title:
Book of nonsense
Physical Description:
12 leaves : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
Lear, Edward, 1812-1888 ( Author, Primary )
Frederick Warne and Co ( Publisher )
Scribner, Welford, and Co ( Publisher )
Publisher:
Frederick Warne & Co.
Scribner, Welford and Co.
Place of Publication:
London
New York
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Nonsense verses, English   ( lcsh )
Nonsense verse -- 1880   ( rbgenr )
Limericks -- 1880   ( rbgenr )
Publishers' advertisements -- 1880   ( rbgenr )
Bldn -- 1880
Genre:
Nonsense verse   ( rbgenr )
Limericks   ( rbgenr )
Publishers' advertisements   ( rbgenr )
poetry   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
England -- London
United States -- New York -- New York

Notes

General Note:
Title from cover.
General Note:
"1s.; or, Mounted, 2s."--At head of title on cover.
General Note:
Two red eight-pointed stars, below title on cover.
General Note:
First limerick begins: "There was an Old Man of the North ..."
Funding:
Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature in the Department of Special Collections and Area Studies, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Rights Management:
All rights reserved, Board of Trustees of the University of Florida.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 001877234
notis - AJV2292
oclc - 29337350
System ID:
UF00025975:00001

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There was an Old Man of the Nile, who sharpened his nails with a file,Till he cut off his thumbs, and said calmly, " This comesOf sharpening one's nails with a file !"There was an Old Man of Whitehaven, who danced a quadrille with a Raven;But they said, "It's absurd to encourage this bird!"So they smashed that Old Man of Whitehaven.


There was an Old Man of Coblenz, the length of whose legs was immense;He went with one prance from Turkey to France,That surprising Old Man of Coblenz.There was an Old Man on some rocks, who shut his Wife up in a box:When she said, "Let me out," he exclaimed, " Without doubtYou will pass all your life in that box."


There was an Old Person of Cromer, who stood on one leg to read Homer;"When he found he grew stiff, he jumped over the cliff,Which concluded that Person of Cromer.There was a Young Lady of Hull, who was chased by a virulent Bull;But she seized on a spade, and called out, " Who's afraid! "Which distracted that virulent Bull.


There was an Old Man of Corfu, who never knew what he should do;So he rushed up and down, till the sun made him brown,That bewildered Old Man of Corfu.There was an Old Lady whose folly induced There was a Young Lady of Poole, whose soup washer to sit in a holly, excessively cool;Whereon, by a thorn, her dress being torn, So she put it to boil by the aid of some oil,She quickly became melancholy. That ingenious Young Lady of Poole.


There was a Young Person of Crete, whose There was a Young Lady of Norway, who casuallytoilette was far from complete; sat in a doorway;She dressed in a sack, spickle-speckled with When the door squeezed her flat, she exclaimed,black, "What of thatThat ombliferous person of Crete. This courageous Young Lady of Norway.There was an Old Person of Rhodes, who strongly objected to toads;He paid several cousins to catch them by dozens,That futile Old Person of Rhodes.


There was an Old Person of Leeds, whose head was infested with beads;She sat on a stool, and ate gooseberry-fool,Which agreed with that person of Leeds.There was a Young Person of Smyrna, whose Grandmother threatened to burn her;But she seized on the Cat, and said, " Granny, burn that!You incongruous Old Woman of Smyrna! "


There was an Old Man of Cape Horn, who wished he had never been born;So he sat on a chair till he died of despair,That dolorous Man of Cape Horn.There was an Old Person of Rheims, who was troubled with horrible dreams;So to keep him awake they fed him with cake,Which amused that Old Person of Rheims.5


There was an Old Man of the South, who had an immoderate mouth;But in swallowing a dish that was quite full of Fish,He was choked, that Old Man of the South.There was an Old Man with a flute,-a "sarpint " ran into his boot!But he played day and night, till the "sarpint" took flight,And avoided that man with a flute.


There was an Old Man of Vesuvius, who studied the works of Vitruvius;When the flames burnt his book, to drinking he took,That morbid Old Man of Vesuvius.There was an Old Man of Bohemia, whose daughter was christened Euphemia;But one day, to his grief, she married a thief,Which grieved that Old Man of Bohemia.


There was an Old Man of the Dee, who was sadly annoyed by a Flea;When he said, " I will scratch it! " they gave him a hatchet,Which grieved that Old Man of the Dee.There was an Old Man of Calcutta, who perpetually ate bread and butter;Till a great bit of muffin, on which he was stuffing,Choked that horrid Old Man of Calcutta.


There was an Old Man of Jamaica, who suddenly married a Quaker;But she cried out, "Oh, lack! I have married a black! ""Which distressed that Old Man of Jamaica.There was an Old Person of Bangor, whose face was distorted with anger;He tore off his boots, and subsisted on roots,That borascible Person of Bangor.


There was an Old Man of the Hague, whose ideas were excessively vague;He built a balloon to examine the moon,That deluded Old Man of the Hague.There was an Old Man who said, "Hush! I perceive a young bird in this bush I"When they said, "Is it small? " he replied, "Not at all!It is four times as big as the bush!6


WARE'S NURSERY LITERATURE."Plenty to praise in I Warne's Nursery Literature.' The artistic character of their publications is nearperfection." DAILY TELEGRAPH."1Warne's Toy Books bear away the palm froin all comp titors."-ATLAs.WARNES LARGE PICTURE TOY BOOKS.Ln large crown o., price 6 -1. each, wtitk handsoae w rapper; or mounzed ivth linetn, 1&. each.1. LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD 10. THE OBJECT ALPHABET 1i. ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN$2. COCK ROBIN (DEiATH AND BURIAL) 11. JACK IN T'IIJ BOX mI GULLIVER'S TRAVELS3. HOGISES 12,-OUR PETS 2o. NURSERY NUM1W'S4. LD MOT.HE1 HUBBARD 13. .PUNlwi AND JUDY 21. BANQUT OF B iRDS5) DOGS 14. CINDEIlEL A. 22. N IRSIRY LULLABIES"6. THE BOOK1OF TRADES W IIE 1. PH0U, THT JACK BUILT 23. THE R(61>NS7. THE COILDBEN IN THE WOOD 1m. NURSERY .I1I 4LIABEJT 24. THESILf LT 1-E (BAA-LAjMBS. THE SUNDAY'A B C 17 COCK 1OIN'S COURTSI AND 25. THE TINY TE1 PARTYt. EDiTH'S ALPHABET MARMAGEf These Toy Books are produced at a very large outlay, oni thick hr paper, in the best style of Colour Printing,with the determination of having them better than any yet published.A.UNT FRIENDLY'S TOY BOOKS*In jIperial ., 3d. each, piclure corers, each otaining Six large Plate s printed in Six Cloiur; or o Linen, 6d. eack.A COMPLETELY NEW SERIES OF " NURSERY FAVOURITES,"N THE BEST STYLE OF COLOUR PRINTING. FRODT oRr9INAL DESIGNS, BY FIRST-CLASS ARTISTS.RED RIDING HOOD THE HOUSE THAT JA K BUILT NURSERY DITTIESLITTLE TOTTIE A, APPE PIE ilER HUBBARDCINDERELLA AENDALS COCK ROBINSSECOND zn RIES, COMPRISINGFROG WHO WOULD A-WOOtNG GO PUSS IN BOOTSE HETHREE BEARSTHE THREE Ln'TLE PIGS DAMNE ROT AND HER CAT JACK AND TKE BEANT STkLKWhat has been done by AUNT LOUTSA'S TOY BOOKS 0t s., and IA RNIm LARG E ICTU4E TOYS fit 6, has, with greaterperfection thu nin eitherof these now celebrated Serie, b en' ae umjlislbd in these T0>EEE0ENNY BOOKS--iz.,making them L'e very Best and Cheapjst 2trsery Books ever Iniblished.1 large crown So., price 3s. each, cloh gill. P rinted in Colours by ronhein, and full des criptions.t F k 4 ortlyeigh1 qf e s ti Comowr& ~Demy 4to, price Is. each; or ni ed iilk Linen 2s. eacn.RED RIDING HOOD OLD MOTHEMI JBBARD j.TTHE HOUSE EWE LIVE INHOTS Sre OJECT ALPHABET i. THE NURSERY PLAY BOOKSecond Series, ComprisingCHIL)DREN IN THE WOOD CINDERELLAJACK IN THE BOX PUNCH AND JUDY 4. HOLIDAY FUNThird Series, ComprisingHOUSE THAT JACK O LTI BOOK OF TIADES r. OUR KINGS AND OUEENSSUNDAY AL HABET NURSERY RHYMES 6. THE DOLL AND HER DRESSESFourth Series, Comfiprising BOOK Q'fA7"NU"RE*Y NU N S1 E h1E ROBI NS 7. THE BOOK OF TRADESBANQUET 1 OF BIRDS '[bLY LIA', BA-ANUHRSELY I~UL4LAIIES HE TINY TEA PARTY 8. THE H 1SELONOON:-FREDER XK WARNE & CO., BEDFORD STREET, COVENT QARDEN.NEV YORK:-SCRIBNER, WELFORD, & Co.'4:r f.-... " ^- n^iati LIfi EWRlGlOf'.? ~io:''-?''fTIBOS8A&S '"1'-. .:.'b!. '^ ****'' -^**S.XQ8i,~iS- to H,~i>u~ja,.i;** I.'.r6KlMflfl;:B X.)^:<**a.*'"->.* ..*: Je^ltt ^E 'f'tK& fi~ t.; '" .' *";^'* :>* 1,*.t.tgt ^* ." *;; .:.." :?^ ~ t l.^US E g ^?K ^.^ **:.^ ^*\.-ti;i ;M ;3H **"*:...*- ..,.) ; *.. *1 *, : 7't T.E 'H 'a fi ,*'****. -"P ;j Ai,;P: ***;: :' 'y ;2l B S$ 3' B'pt ."** .** *. ".;'-^' ^ : .&.O-i : -* "*.*r <'"^ *f- ^syM A 15 /}; ".^ ** 2]S(S ERHI ^* ..-* w"**' P A :***"..T : B0B >^TID;e | ;.* .:l .6fl 't~ei S 3.^: S f .* ^ :S ':. .** *: ".. :* g f ^ W ^ ^ |p d ^i s .o | png ,y% ; .^^ ".. *|g ^ .,**.-^;?::**' :'' ; ;"e lB:Nilf-W lf .: ^ Bf A' '**r **^ *-' 3'*% 'r^ :^ "**-: ;^;91,9 .- ^ *.- E i'aW.. ..*gS^ N -F~ c '< .%, l ^ iI ^ fR : "1; ;.. .** E '. *:^ :** *.^ ...* ***' ygfr:.Cp pisi e " ^ ",- ., l ^.^"* '. .. i'? f" -^s-.:"rti ;* '* '-::.-" *'- 'o s^ i ^.~ ;.iir'T B b ;S. -vCfXS t^S~'C~ltH~*' I'.QLOMaliSlS'''''i *^;Tr*t^C''>-aTT S^ -So^'^''''1 *'-"""' 1' ""* -.' \ .S MA~ |^~ tT^ ;^::]:RS^ Rls^^^^' *:a '**; *z~p 's .so*':< & fl% f ^ s ~ s stT2e'.'*' .*"''' Se -T f ^ i^:w r^li-* Ft ^. l a -I ^ ^ '' H *. *.. ,':*. ffieN-QlET *V~e'Bj~rDS I* "*.,n ^ jT s A <"':'* w ^I n ^^;l^ '-'t''^**' *;% E;'" ./* ."* .'"-,:'N ~ i<yp i A&is '; ;, ^ H :Ba ty ^,'."^"i7;^ ^^ ^* :?*'$*<1'''* < .:*'* 1 -A**^ " '"''." *' A'^ "*' '''"^i' 'tT5''lji >T *-.^ ^ 'f '^ ? ^D y ^ ^ ^ ^ T l' !f "^ t "'^ "' ': '' ** ".'*'-' '"'~* **,. -* ,;: '** :"-.* " ;.- *9 S ~ v *** ^ ^ ^ B ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ '^ ^t '^ : ',, .'* ./, <' "-*


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There was an Old Man of the Hague, whose ideas were excessively vague; He built a balloon to examine the moon, That deluded Old Man of the Hague. There was an Old Man who said, "Hush! I perceive a young bird in this bush I" When they said, "Is it small? he replied, "Not at all! It is four times as big as the bush! 6



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There was an Old Man of Cape Horn, who wished he had never been born; So he sat on a chair till he died of despair, That dolorous Man of Cape Horn. There was an Old Person of Rheims, who was troubled with horrible dreams; So to keep him awake they fed him with cake, Which amused that Old Person of Rheims. 5



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There was an Old Person of Leeds, whose head was infested with beads; She sat on a stool, and ate gooseberry-fool, Which agreed with that person of Leeds. There was a Young Person of Smyrna, whose Grandmother threatened to burn her; But she seized on the Cat, and said, Granny, burn that! You incongruous Old Woman of Smyrna!



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There was an Old Man of the South, who had an immoderate mouth; But in swallowing a dish that was quite full of Fish, He was choked, that Old Man of the South. There was an Old Man with a flute,-a "sarpint ran into his boot! But he played day and night, till the "sarpint" took flight, And avoided that man with a flute.



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There was an Old Man of Vesuvius, who studied the works of Vitruvius; When the flames burnt his book, to drinking he took, That morbid Old Man of Vesuvius. There was an Old Man of Bohemia, whose daughter was christened Euphemia; But one day, to his grief, she married a thief, Which grieved that Old Man of Bohemia.



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There was an Old Man of the Nile, who sharpened his nails with a file, Till he cut off his thumbs, and said calmly, This comes Of sharpening one's nails with a file !" There was an Old Man of Whitehaven, who danced a quadrille with a Raven; But they said, "It's absurd to encourage this bird!" So they smashed that Old Man of Whitehaven.



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There was an Old Man of the Dee, who was sadly annoyed by a Flea; When he said, I will scratch it! they gave him a hatchet, Which grieved that Old Man of the Dee. There was an Old Man of Calcutta, who perpetually ate bread and butter; Till a great bit of muffin, on which he was stuffing, Choked that horrid Old Man of Calcutta.



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There was a Young Person of Crete, whose There was a Young Lady of Norway, who casually toilette was far from complete; sat in a doorway; She dressed in a sack, spickle-speckled with When the door squeezed her flat, she exclaimed, black, "What of that That ombliferous person of Crete. This courageous Young Lady of Norway. There was an Old Person of Rhodes, who strongly objected to toads; He paid several cousins to catch them by dozens, That futile Old Person of Rhodes.



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There was an Old Person of Cromer, who stood on one leg to read Homer; "When he found he grew stiff, he jumped over the cliff, Which concluded that Person of Cromer. There was a Young Lady of Hull, who was chased by a virulent Bull; But she seized on a spade, and called out, Who's afraid! Which distracted that virulent Bull.



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There was an Old Man of Jamaica, who suddenly married a Quaker; But she cried out, "Oh, lack! I have married a black! "Which distressed that Old Man of Jamaica. There was an Old Person of Bangor, whose face was distorted with anger; He tore off his boots, and subsisted on roots, That borascible Person of Bangor.



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There was an Old Man of Corfu, who never knew what he should do; So he rushed up and down, till the sun made him brown, That bewildered Old Man of Corfu. There was an Old Lady whose folly induced There was a Young Lady of Poole, whose soup was her to sit in a holly, excessively cool; Whereon, by a thorn, her dress being torn, So she put it to boil by the aid of some oil, She quickly became melancholy. That ingenious Young Lady of Poole.



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WARE'S NURSERY LITERATURE. "Plenty to praise in I Warne's Nursery Literature.' The artistic character of their publications is near perfection." DAILY TELEGRAPH. "1Warne's Toy Books bear away the palm froin all comp titors."-ATLAs. WARNES LARGE PICTURE TOY BOOKS. Ln large crown .o., price 6 -1. each, wtitk handsoae w rapper; or mounzed ivth linetn, 1&. each. 1. LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD 10. THE OBJECT ALPHABET 1i. ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN$ 2. COCK ROBIN (DEiATH AND BURIAL) 11. JACK IN T'IIJ BOX mI GULLIVER'S TRAVELS 3. HOGISES 12,-OUR PETS 2o. NURSERY NUM1W'S 4. LD MOT.HE1 HUBBARD 13. .PUNlwi AND JUDY 21. BANQUT OF B iRDS 5) DOGS 14. CINDEIlEL A. 22. N IRSIRY LULLABIES" 6. THE BOOK1OF TRADES W IIE 1. PH0U, THT JACK BUILT 23. THE R(61>NS 7. THE COILDBEN IN THE WOOD 1m. NURSERY .I1I 4LIABEJT 24. THESILf LT 1-E (BAA-LAjMB S. THE SUNDAY'A B C 17 COCK 1OIN'S COURTSI AND 25. THE TINY TE1 PARTY t. EDiTH'S ALPHABET MARMAGE f These Toy Books are produced at a very large outlay, oni thick hr paper, in the best style of Colour Printing, with the determination of having them better than any yet published. A.UNT FRIENDLY'S TOY BOOKS* In jIperial ., 3d. each, piclure corers, each otaining Six large Plate s printed in Six Cloiur; or o Linen, 6d. eack. A COMPLETELY NEW SERIES OF NURSERY FAVOURITES," N THE BEST STYLE OF COLOUR PRINTING. FRODT oRr9INAL DESIGNS, BY FIRST-CLASS ARTISTS. RED RIDING HOOD THE HOUSE THAT JA K BUILT NURSERY DITTIES LITTLE TOTTIE A, APPE PIE ilER HUBBARD CINDERELLA AENDALS COCK ROBIN SSECOND zn RIES, COMPRISING FROG WHO WOULD A-WOOtNG GO PUSS IN BOOTSE HETHREE BEARS THE THREE Ln'TLE PIGS DAMNE ROT AND HER CAT JACK AND TKE BEANT STkLK What has been done by AUNT LOUTSA'S TOY BOOKS 0t s., and IA RNIm LARG E ICTU4E TOYS fit 6, has, with greater perfection thu nin eitherof these now celebrated Serie, b en' ae umjlislbd in these T0>EEE0ENNY BOOKS--iz., making them L'e very Best and Cheapjst 2trsery Books ever Iniblished. 1 large crown So., price 3s. each, cloh gill. P rinted in Colours by ronhein, and full des criptions. t F k 4 ortlyeigh1 qf e s ti Comowr& ~Demy 4to, price Is. each; or ni ed iilk Linen 2s. eacn. RED RIDING HOOD OLD MOTHEMI JBBARD j.TTHE HOUSE EWE LIVE IN HOTS Sre OJECT ALPHABET i. THE NURSERY PLAY BOOK Second Series, Comprising CHIL)DREN IN THE WOOD CINDERELLA JACK IN THE BOX PUNCH AND JUDY 4. HOLIDAY FUN Third Series, Comprising HOUSE THAT JACK O LTI BOOK OF TIADES r. OUR KINGS AND OUEENS SUNDAY AL HABET NURSERY RHYMES 6. THE DOLL AND HER DRESSES Fourth Series, Comfiprising BOOK Q'fA7 "NU"RE*Y NU N S1 E h1E ROBI NS 7. THE BOOK OF TRADES BANQUET 1 OF BIRDS '[bLY LIA', BA-A NUHRSELY I~UL4LAIIES HE TINY TEA PARTY 8. THE H 1SE LONOON:-FREDER XK WARNE & CO., BEDFORD STREET, COVENT QARDEN. NEV YORK:-SCRIBNER, WELFORD, & Co. '4:r f. -... ^n^iati LIfi EWRlGlOf'.? ~io:''-?''fTIBOS8A£&S '"1'-. .:.'b!. ^ ****'' -^**S.XQ8i,~iSto H,~i>u~ja,.i;** I.'.r6KlMflfl;:B X.)^:<**a.*'"->.* ..*: Je^ltt ^E 'f'tK& fi~ t.; '" .' *";^ '* :>* 1,*.t.tgt ^* ." *;; .:.." :?^ ~ t l.^US E g ^?K ^.^ **:.^ ^*\.-ti;i ;M ;3H **"*:...*..,. ) ; *.. *1 *, .: 7't T.E 'H 'a fi ,*'****. „. -"P ;j Ai,;P: ***;: :' 'y ;2l B S$ 3' B'pt ."** .** *. .;'-^' ^ : .&.O-i „: -* "*.*r <'"^ *f* ^syM A 15 /}; ".^ ** 2]S(S ERHI ^* ..-* .w "**' P -A :***"..T : B0B >^TID;e | ;.* .:l .6fl 't~ei S 3.^: S f .* ^ :S ':. .** .*: ".. : g f ^ .W ^ ^ |p d ^i s .o | png ,y% ; .^^ ".. .*|g ^„.,**.-^; ?::**' :'' ; ;"e lB:Nilf-W lf .: ^ Bf A' !„ '**r **^ *-' 3'*% £'r^ -:^ "**-: ; ^;91,9 .^ *.E i'aW.. ..*gS^ N -F~ c '< .%, l ^ iI ^ fR - : "1 ; ;.. .** E '. *:^ :** *.^ ...* ***' ygfr:.Cp pisi e ^ ",., .l ^.^"* '. .. i'? .f" -^s-.:"rti ;* '* '-:: .-" *'' 'o s^ i ^.~ ;.iir'T B b ;S .* -vCfXS t^S~'C~ltH~*' I'.QLOMaliSlS'''''i€*^;Tr*t£^C''>-aTT S^ -So^'^''''1 *'-"""' 1' "* -.' \ .S MA~ |^~ tT^ ;^::]:RS^ Rls^^^^'„* :a '**; *z~p 's .so*':< & fl% f ^ s ~ s stT2e'.'*' .*"''' Se -T f ^ i^:w r^li -* ,„Ft ^. l a -I ^ .^ '' .H * .*.. -,':*. ffieN-QlET *V~e'Bj~rDS I* "*.,n ^ jT s A <"':'* w ^I n ^^;l^ '-'t''^**' *;% E;'" ./* ." .'"-,:'N ~ iT *-.^ ^ ' 'f '^ ? ^D y ^ ^ ^ ^ T l' !f "^ t "'^ "' ': '' * ** ".'*'-' '"'~ **,. -* ,;: '** , :"-.* .' ;.*9S~ v*** ^ ^ ^ B ^ ^ ^ ^ .^ '^ ^t .'^ : ',, .'* ./, <' ' "-*



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There was an Old Man of Coblenz, the length of whose legs was immense; He went with one prance from Turkey to France, That surprising Old Man of Coblenz. There was an Old Man on some rocks, who shut his Wife up in a box: When she said, "Let me out," he exclaimed, Without doubt You will pass all your life in that box."