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How pleasant to know Mr. Lear!...

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.

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I was much distressed by next ...

I was much distressed by next door people who had twin babies and played the violin; but one of the twins died, and the other has eaten the fiddle, so all is peace.

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There was an old man with a be...

There was an old man with a beard, who said: 'It is just as I feared! Two owls and a hen, four larks and a wren have all built their nests in my beard.

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They dined on mince, and slice...

They dined on mince, and slices of quince, Which they ate with a runcible spoon; And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the moon.

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And what can we expect if we h...

And what can we expect if we haven't any dinner, But to lose our teeth and eyelashes and keep on growing thinner?

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And they brought an Owl, and a...

And they brought an Owl, and a useful Cart, And a pound of Rice, and a CranberryTart, And a hive of silvery Bees. And they brought a Pig, and some green Jack-daws, And a lovely Monkey with lollipop paws, and forty Bottles of Ring-Bo-Ree, And no end of Stilton Cheese.

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There was a Young Person in pi...

There was a Young Person in pink, Who called out for something to drink; But they said, 'O my daughter, there's nothing but water!' Which vexed that Young Person in pink.

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When awful darkness and silenc...

When awful darkness and silence reign Over the great Gromboolian plain, Through the long, long wintry nights;

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There was an Old Man of Columb...

There was an Old Man of Columbia, Who was thirsty, and called out for some beer; But they brought it quite hot, in a small copper pot, Which disgusted that Man of Columbia.

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There was an Old Person of Bru...

There was an Old Person of Brussels, Who lived upon Brandy and Mussels; When he rushed through the town, he knocked most people down, Which distressed all the people of Brussels.

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There was an old man of Orlean...

There was an old man of Orleans, Who was given to eating of beans; Till once out of sport, he swallowed a quart, That dyspeptic old man of Orleans.

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I am almost thanking God that ...

I am almost thanking God that I was never educated, for it seems to me that 999 of those who are so, expensively and laboriously, have lost all before they arrive at my age-& remain like Swift's Stulbruggs-cut and dry for life, making no use of their earlier-gained treasures:-whereas, I seem to be on the threshold of knowledge.

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I am in a very unsettled condi...

I am in a very unsettled condition, as the oyster said when they poured melted butter all over his back.

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What will happen to me, as the...

What will happen to me, as the oyster said when he very inadvertently swallowed the gooseberry bush, nobody can tell.

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The owl and the pussycat went ...

The owl and the pussycat went to sea, / In a beautiful pea green boat. / They took some honey, and plenty of money, / Wrapped up in a five pound note.

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They went to sea in a sieve, t...

They went to sea in a sieve, they did; In a sieve they went to sea; In spite of all their friends could say.

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