A Book of Nonsense (1846)

 

There was an Old Man of the Nile

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!"

Get This on a T-SHIRT!



In association with Zazzle.com

 
 

 There was an Old Person of Mold

There was an Old Person of Mold,
Who shrank from sensations of cold;
So he purchased some muffs, some furs, and some fluffs,
And wrapped himself well from the cold.

Get This on a T-SHIRT!



In association with Zazzle.com

 
 

There was an Old Person of Tring

There was an Old Person of Tring,
Who embellished his nose with a ring;
He gazed at the moon every evening in June,
That ecstatic Old Person of Tring.

Get This on a T-SHIRT!



In association with Zazzle.com

 
 

There was an Old Man of Melrose

There was an Old Man of Melrose,
Who walked on the tips of his toes;
But they said, "It ain't pleasant to see you at present,
You stupid Old Man of Melrose."

Get This on a T-SHIRT!



In association with Zazzle.com

 
 

There was an Old Person of Troy

There was an Old Person of Troy,
Whose drink was warm brandy and soy,
Which he took with a spoon, by the light of the moon,
In sight of the city of Troy.

Get This on a T-SHIRT!



In association with Zazzle.com

 
 

There was an Old Man of the North

There was an Old Man of the North,
Who fell into a basin of broth;
But a laudable cook fished him out with a hook,
Which saved that Old Man of the North.

Get This on a T-SHIRT!



In association with Zazzle.com

 
 

There was an Old Person of Prague

There was an Old Person of Prague,
Who was suddenly seized with the plague;
But they gave him some butter, which caused him to mutter,
And cured that Old Person of Prague.

Get This on a T-SHIRT!



In association with Zazzle.com

 
 

There was an Old Man of Peru

There was an Old Man of Peru,
Who watched his wife making a stew;
But once, by mistake, in a stove she did bake
That unfortunate Man of Peru.

Get This on a T-SHIRT!



In association with Zazzle.com

 
 

There was an Old Man with a poker

There was an Old Man with a poker,
Who painted his face with red ochre.
When they said, "You 're a Guy!" he made no reply,
But knocked them all down with his poker.

Get This on a T-SHIRT!



In association with Zazzle.com

 
 

There was an Old Person of Philœ

There was an Old Person of Philœ,
Whose conduct was scroobious and wily;
He rushed up a Palm when the weather was calm,
And observed all the ruins of Philœ.

Get This on a T-SHIRT!



In association with Zazzle.com

 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - A Book of Nonsense (1846)