How pleasant to know Mr. Lear
- by Edward Lear 177How pleasant to know Mr. Lear,
Who has written such volumes of stuff.
Some think him ill-tempered and queer,
But a few find him pleasant enough.
His mind is concrete and fastidious,
His nose is remarkably big;
His visage is more or less hideous,
His beard it resembles a wig.
He has ears, and two eyes, and ten fingers,
(Leastways if you reckon two thumbs);
He used to be one of the singers,
But now he is one of the dumbs.
He sits in a beautiful parlour,
With hundreds of books on the wall;
He drinks a great deal of marsala,
But never gets tipsy at all.
He has many friends, laymen and clerical,
Old Foss is the name of his cat;
His body is perfectly spherical,
He weareth a runcible hat.
When he walks in waterproof white,
The children run after him so!
Calling out, "He's gone out in his night-
Gown, that crazy old Englishman, oh!"
He weeps by the side of the ocean,
He weeps on the top of the hill;
He purchases pancakes and lotion,
And chocolate shrimps from the mill.
He reads, but he does not speak, Spanish,
He cannot abide ginger beer;
Ere the days of his pilgrimage vanish,
How pleasant to know Mr. Lear!
- by Edward Lear 80A was once an ant,
In the groundy
A was once a little ant,
Fa ntsy anty,
B was once a little bat,
B umpy smacky
C was once a little cat,
F atty batty,
C was once a little cow,
D was once a little dog,
E was once the whole wide earth,
It gave birthy
To this new earthy,
This whole wide earth!
G was once a little goat,
Baa, baa oaty,
H was once a little hawk,
I was once a little iguana,
J was once a little juke box,
Little juke box!
K was once a little kit,
Ic ky kitty,
L was once little lion,
G ooey zion,
M is an 'm' you see,
Now 'm' is a moose you see,
But she doesn't want to be!
O was once a little ox,
Run run oxy,
P was once a plump old lady,
Little old lady!
Q was once a little quail,
S was once a little snake,
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