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Group Title: Nonsense drolleries : the owl & the pussy-cat ; The duck & the kangaroo
Title: Nonsense drolleries
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 Material Information
Title: Nonsense drolleries The Owl & the pussy-cat ; The Duck & the kangaroo
Series Title: Lear's nonsense drolleries
Physical Description: 31, 1 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Lear, Edward, 1812-1888
Foster, William, 1853-1924 ( Illustrator )
Evans, Edmund, 1826-1905 ( Printer, Engraver )
Frederick Warne and Co ( Publisher )
Publisher: Frederick Warne and Co.
Place of Publication: London
New York
Manufacturer: Engraved and printed by Edmund Evans
Publication Date: 1889
Copyright Date: 1889
 Subjects
Subject: Nonsense verses, English   ( lcsh )
Cats -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Owls -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Ducks -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Kangaroos -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Publishers' advertisements -- 1889   ( rbgenr )
Bldn -- 1889
Genre: Publishers' advertisements   ( rbgenr )
novel   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: England -- London
United States -- New York -- New York
 Notes
General Note: Publisher's advertisements follow text.
Statement of Responsibility: by Edward Lear ... ; with original illustrations by William Foster.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00056237
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: notis - ALH3232
alephbibnum - 002232835
oclc - 63075803

Table of Contents
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    Half Title
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    Title Page
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    Preface
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    Main
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Nonsense Drolleries



The Owl & The Pussy-Cat--The Duck & The Kangaroo.


BY

EDWARD LEAR,

AUTHOR OF "THE BOOK OF NONSENSE," ETC.


WITH ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATIONS BY WILLIAM FOSTER










LONDON & NEW YORK
FREDERICK WARNE AND CO.
1889
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

















PUBLISHERS' PREFACE.


THE almost general desire to have THE OWL

and THE PUSSY CAT, THE DUCK and THE

KANGAROO, in a distinct form from Mr. LEAR'S

other Nonsense Drolleries, has induced us to

issue them separately with Original Illustrations.

FREDK. WARNE & Co.





































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T HE Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat,

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They took some honey, and plenty of money
Wrapped up in a five-pound note.































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The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,

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0 lovely Pussy 0 Pussy, my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are,
You arc,
You are !
What a beautiful Pussy you are!"
















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Pussy said to the Owl, "You elegant fowl!
How charmingly sweet you sing!

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0 let us be married! too long we have tarried:
But what shall we do for a ring ?"



















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They sailed away for a year and a day,
To the land where the Bong-tree grows,

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And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood,
With a ring at the end of his nose,
His nose,
His nose,
With a ring at the end of his nose.
















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"Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling
Your ring ?" Said the Piggy, "I will."

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So they took it away, 'and were married next day
By the Turkey who lives on the hill,

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They dined on mince, and slices of quince
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;




















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And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon,
The moon,
The moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.




















The Duck
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The Kangaroo.





















SAID the Duck to the Kangaroo,
Good gracious! how you hop
Over the fields and the water too,
As if you never would stop!














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My life is a bore in this nasty pond,
And I long to go out in the world beyond!

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I wish I could hop like you !"
Said the Duck to the Kangaroo.

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" Please give me a ride on your back!"
Said the Duck to the Kangaroo.

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"I would sit quite still, and say nothing but 'Quack,'
The whole of the long day through!


















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Over the land, and over the sea;-
Please take me a ride! O do!
Said the Duck to the Kangaroo.

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Said the Kangaroo to the Duck,
"This requires some little reflection;
Perhaps on the whole it might bring me luck,
And there seems but one objection,
















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Which is, if you'll let me speak so bold,
Your feet are unpleasantly wet and cold,
And would probably give me the roo-
Matiz said the Kangaroo.

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Said the Duck, "As I sate on the rocks,
I have thought over that completely,
And I bought four pairs of worsted socks
Which fit my web-feet neatly

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And to keep out the cold I've bought a cloak
And every day a cigar I'll smoke,
All to follow my own dear true
Love of a Kangaroo!"

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Said the Kangaroo, I'm ready
All in the moonlight pale;
But to balance me well, dear Duck, sit steady!
And quite at the end of my tail!"















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So away they went with a hop and a bound,
And they hopped the whole world three times round;
And who so happy,-O who,
As the Duck and the Kangaroo ?








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A LIST OF WORKS


THE LATE EDWARD LEAR.



In oblong 41o, cloih gilt,
The Book of Nonsense. 27th Edition. Ito Illustra
tions printed in outline as originally published.
More Nonsense Third Edition. 104 Illustrations.


In small 4to, cloth silt,
Nonsense Songs and Stories. 7th Edition.
Nonsense Botany and Nonsense Alphabets. 162
Illustrations. Fifth Edition.

MR. RUSKIN
says. in his List of the Best Hundred Authors-" Surely the most
beneficent and innocent of all hooks yet produced is 'The Book of Non-
sense,' with its corollary carols, inimitable and refreshing, and perfect
in rhythm. I really don't know any author to whom I am half so
grateful for my idle self as Edward Lear. I shall put him first of my
hundred authors."


LONDON AND NEW YORK:
FREDERICK WARNE & CO.




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