Edward Lear Quotes

16 of the best book quotes from Edward Lear
“The longer I live on this Crumpetty Tree the plainer than ever it seems to me that very few people come this way, that life on the whole is far from gay!”
“But there came to the Crumpetty Tree Mr. and Mrs. Canary; And they said, ‘Did you ever see any spot so charmingly airy may we build a nest on your charming hat Mr Quangle Wangle? Grant us that!’ ”
“All came and built on the lovely Hat of the Quangle Wangle Quee.”
“We humbly beg, we may build our homes on your lovely Hat. Mr. Quangle Wangle, grant us that! Mr. Quangle Wangle Quee!”
“And at night by the light of the Mulberry Moon, they danced to the Flute of the Blue Baboon on the broad green leaves of the Crumpetty Tree and all were happy as happy could be with the Quangle Wangle Quee.”
“But his face you could not see, on account of his beaver hat. For his hat was a hundred and two feet wide, with ribbons and bibbons on every side, and bells, and buttons, and loops, and lace, so that nobody could see the face of the Quangle Wangle Quee.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.’ ”
“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!’ ”
“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.’ ”
“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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