The Baldwin Library
Ikre was a youn person named lied
Who dined bfore ng to Led.
On lobster and oa"
,And sa lad and jam.
SAnd when he awoke he wos dead.
young loidy of Cork,
made a fortune in pork;
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A COMPANION TO THE
BOOK OF NONSENSE.
PORTER & COATES,
822 CHESTNUT ST.
There was an old man who said, When
Shall I meet with my cock and my hen?
They have gone quite away,
And I really can't say
If ever I shall see them again!"
There was an old man of Cordova,
Who said one thing over and over,
Till the people said-"Do,
Please say something new,
You dreary old man of Cordova,"
There was an old man who said-" Where
Shall I find some pomade for my hair?
What is left I must cherish,
Or it surely will perish,
And I'll be reduced to despair."
There was an old man who said-" How
Shall I manage to carry my cow?
For if I should ask it
To get in my basket,
It will make such a terrible row "'
There was a young maid of Granada,
Whose heart than a mill stone was harder,
To one and another
She'd cry-" Oh don't bother!
But take yourself off from Granada."
There was an old man who said-" Who
Will cobble the sole of my shoe?
A few nails in the leather,
Would hold it together,
Though some might perhaps prefer glue."
There was a young Lady of Malta,
Who declared it was not her own fault, her
Hair was so rough;
She had not grease enough,
If they'd give her some more, she would alter.
There was a young Lady of Chiswick,
Who said her tea tasted of physic,
But her aunt said,-" What, stuff?
The tea's good enough-
I'll have none of your airs, Miss, in Ohiswick."
There was an old Dame of Castile,
Who thought the best fish was an eel,
Till one day, by mistake,
"She dined off a snake,
Which ended the Dame of Castile.
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There was a young girl of Toledo,
, Who asked of her lover, what he'd do,
If she were to die?
He replied-" So would I,"
Which delighted that girl of Toledo.
There was a young Lady of Palmyra,
Who though" all the world must admire her.
When she went out one day,
No one came in her way;
And the solitude quite seemed to tire her.
There was an old Lady of Ireland,
Who would rather have lived in a drier land.
It rained so one day
That it washed her away,
And carried her quite out of Ireland.
There was an old man who said-" Do
Tell me how I'm to add two and two!
I'm not very sure
That it does not make four;
But, I fear that is almost too few."
There was an old man who said-" Why
Can't I put my own chin in my c/c?
If I give my mind to it,
I think I could do it,
But no one can tell, till they try."
There was an old man who said, There!
I've swallowed a Gargonelle pear-
If it had choked me quite,
They'd have said-served him right-
But as it has not-T don't care."
There were some old men of Jerusalem
Who believed no soul could bamboozle 'em;
If any one tried,
Go on!"' they all cried,
" You may talk till you're old as Methusalem /
There was an old Dame of Torbay,
Too deaf to hear what people say-
If they said, How d'ye do ?"
She replied, Very true,
R is an extremely fine day!'
There was a young damsel of Stockholm,
Who was bringing a clean muslin frock home,
But it fell in the mud,
That was caused by a flood,
Which frequently happens at Stockholm.
there was a young Prince of hepauq
Who never did nothing at all,
From the time he was born,
He ceased not to yawn,
This lazy young Prince of Nepaul.
There was a young Lady of Tyre,
Who said, "I will dance on a wire-"
When she'd scarcely begun,
She came down with a run,
That frisky young lady of Tyre.
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There was once a young lady of Spain.
Who was rather-what some might call-plain,
So that when she came near
People screamed out with fear,
And begged she would not come again
There was an old man, who said-" Which
Is the way to get over the ditch?
It is quite a disgrace,
There's no bridge in this place.
I will build one myself, when 2m rich.
There was a young Lady of Brighton,
Who tied her new bonnet so tight on,
That her head came off too,
When she tried to undo
The strings of her bonnet, in Brighton.
There was a young lady of Sydenham,
Who, when asked for her gloves, said she'd hidden 'e--
Her mother said-" Why?
You know we can't buy
Any more-There are no shops at Sydenham."
There was an old man who said-" Oh I
That spider has trod on my toe
I was asked to a ball,
In Free Mason's Hall,
And now I'm so lame I can't go."
There was an old woman of Florida,
Whose face became horrider and horrider;
The populace found her,
And took her and drowned her,
To get rid of her quite out of Florida.
There were several people at Dawlish,
Whose wits were decidedly smallish,
When they saw the tide rise
They got into some flies,
And said, Come, let us set of from Dawlish."
There was an old man of Majorca,
Who was such an inverate talker,
That his friends made him dumb
With court plaster and gum,
To the comfort of all in Majorca
There was a young person of Lisbon,
Who was quietly dining off his bunn,
When there came a great crow
And frightened him so,
That he ran away far out of Lisbon.
There was an old man of Torquay,
Who frequently went out to see;
He took so much trouble,
At last he saw double,
Which altered his views on Torquay.
There was an old man who said Well
I wonder if any can tell,
If the man in the moon
Eats his soup with a spoon;
And where he would go if he fell?"
There was an old man of Jamaica,
Whose wife said, for a walk he should take her.
A walk they did take,
And they met with a snake
And were never more seen in Jamaica.