Edward Lear was an English artist, illustrator and writer known for his literary nonsense, in poetry and prose, and especially his limericks, a form which he popularised.
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“It's a fact the whole world knows, / That Pobbles are happier without their toes.”
“Serve up in a clean dish, and throw the whole out of the window as fast as possible.”
“The Dong!- the Dong! / The wandering Dong through the forest goes! / The Dong!- the Dong! / The Dong with a luminous Nose!”
“Ere the days of his pilgrimage vanish, How pleasant to know Mr”
“`Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling / Your ring?' Said the Piggy, `I will.'”
“`How pleasant to know Mr Lear!' / Who has written such volumes of stuff ! / Some think him ill-tempered and queer, / But a few think him pleasant enough.”
“In spite of all their friends could say, / On a winter's morn, on a stormy day, / In a sieve they went to sea!”
“Who or why, or which or what, / Is the Akond of Swat?”
“The Owl and the Pussycat,”
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