Nonsense Limericks

Edward Lear, illustrated by Arthur Robins
NZD $24.99

A charming edition featuring just the hilarious, bizarre and delightfully bonkers limericks from Edward Lear's Nonsense Verse, including gems such as '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 an old man on the Border, Who lived in the utmost disorder; He danced with the cat, and made tea in his hat, Which vexed all the folks on the Border.

There was an old person of Hyde, Who walked by the shore with his bride, Till a Crab who came near, fill'd their bosoms with fear, And they said, 'Would we'd never left Hyde!'


These limericks can be found in The Complete Nonsense of Edward Lear, which has been in print since 1947 and has sold tens of thousands of copies. The nonsense works, of which the limericks were a part, were first published in the mid-1800s.

Author bio:

Edward Lear was an English artist, illustrator, author, and poet, renowned today primarily for his literary nonsense, in poetry and prose, and especially his limericks, a form that he popularised.

Category: Poetry
ISBN: 9780571302260
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Child Trade
Pub Date: January 2015
Page Extent: 224
Format: Hard Cover
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Poetry