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A Book of Nonsense Quotes

10 of the best book quotes from A Book of Nonsense
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“There was a Young Lady whose bonnet Came untied when birds sate upon it; But she said, ‘I don’t care! all the birds in the air Are welcome to sit on my bonnet.’ ”
Edward Lear
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A Book of Nonsense
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Young Lady
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birds
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to care
ribbon
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“There was an Old Man on a hill, Who seldom, if ever, stood still; He ran up and down in his Grandmothers gown, Which adorned that Old Man on a hill.”
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“There was a Young Lady of Wales, Who caught a large Fish without scales; When she lifted her hook, she exclaimed, ‘Only look!’ That ecstatic Young Lady of Wales.”
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“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.”
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“There was an Old Man of the West, Who never could get any rest; So they set him to spin on his nose and his chin, Which cured that Old Man of the West.”
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“There was a Young Lady of Poole, Whose soup was excessively cool; So she put it to boil by the aid of some oil, That ingenious Young Lady of Poole.”
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“There was a Young Lady whose nose Was so long that it reached to her toes; So she hired an Old Lady, whose conduct was steady, To carry that wonderful nose.”
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“There was a Young Lady whose eyes Were unique as to color and size; When she opened them wide, people all turned aside, And started away in surprise.”
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“There was an Old Man with a beard, Who said, ‘It is just as I feared! - Two Owls and a Hen, four Larks and Wren, Have all built their nests in my beard.’ ”
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“There was an Old Man of Dundee, Who frequented the top of a tree; When disturbed by the Crows, he abruptly arose, And exclaimed, ‘I’ll return to Dundee!’ ”

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