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A book of limericks

by Lear, Edward

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Published by Little, Brown, and company in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Limericks

  • Edition Notes

    Includes music.

    Statementby Edward Lear, illustrated by the author.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR4879.L2 L5 1888
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxii p., 1 l., [25]-85, 81 p., 2 l., [7]-37 p., 2 l., 7-41 p.
    Number of Pages85
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6427949M
    LC Control Number41038057
    OCLC/WorldCa338649

      This rollicking poetic romp begins with "A Book of Nonsense" (), a slew of more-odd-than-bawdy limericks about the Young Lady of Wales, the Old Man of Vienna, and many, many more, all accompanied by the spare, whimsical ink drawings done by Lear by: Popularized by Edward Lear (), limericks are the best known variety of nonsense verse and are adored by school children, stand-up comedians and fans of word-play. There is a certain train of thought that the only good limerick is a bawdy one but that would exclude a lot of clever verse.

    Limericks about the Book of Genesis If you want to examine the religious foundations of the western world, you’d probably begin with the Book of Genesis, the first book of the Bible, recognized by Christian, Jew and Muslim alike. Even if the other 65 books were lost, you’d still have enough mysterious material to contemplate for many years. Limericks Book, Laughs at Home, Fun For Family Time, Creative Home Fun for Kid's, The Big Book of Limericks, Word Play, Late 's Decor WimseyBooks From shop WimseyBooks.

    I like limericks (especially bawdy ones), and I found some good ones in this book. I liked Asimov's limericks much better than Ciardi's. I enjoyed their other book -- A Grossery Of Limericks -- better than this one, but this book has some good limericks and is worth reading/5(7). Collection of Limericks by Edward Lear (). Most are from A Book of Nonsense published in /5.


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Excerpt from A Book of Limericks Knowsley.' Lear did not know where Knowsley was, or what it meant; but the old gentleman was the thirteenth Earl of Derby. The successive Earls of Derby have been among Lear's kindest and most gen erous patrons.1/5(1). Product details Paperback: pages Publisher: Running Press (Octo ) Language: English ISBN ISBN Product Dimensions: x 1 x inches Shipping Weight: ounces Customer Reviews: out of 5 stars 18 customer ratings Amazon Best Sellers Rank: /5(18).

This book contains over funny, non-rude limerick poems old and new, suitable for children as well as adults. Laugh at the antics of the woman from Chippenham, Wilts, who walked up to Scotland on stilts, the old lady of Rye, who was baked by mistake in a pie, the young man called McLeod, who played A book of limericks book trombone far too loud - and many many more/5(14).

A Book of Limericks by Edward Lear, first published inis a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world.

This book is a reproduction of that original, 5/5(1). While no collection of limericks can claim to be 'complete', The Wordsworth Book of Limericks contains an astonishing collection of over 1, verses - all of them comical, and a great number so far from cleanliness as to verge on the obscene/5.

The Giant Book of Dirty Limericks: Over 1, Raunchy Rhymes (Day Hike!) by Rudy A. Swale | out of 5 stars 8. Discover the best Limericks & Humorous Verse in Best Sellers. Find the top most popular items in Amazon Books Best Sellers. Older children will appreciate the humor and word play in this book of limericks.

The book is broken up into different sections, and the poems are fun to read aloud. We enjoyed reading this book together, taking our time and reading no more than one section each night, usually just a /5.

Most people associate limericks with sexual content, but in fact they are most often an expression of word play.

This book starts with a brief history of what is known about /5. There are some slow sections of the book (there are limericks, they can't all be 5 star).

But when you get to the good ones, you will remember them for weeks. If you are sensitive to crude, sexual, or discriminatory jokes, this isn't for you. I took off one star for the "ehh" limericks during the slow parts of the s: 8. "There was a," begins every limerick by Arnold Lobel in his book, "The Book of Pigericks." Arnold Lobel's art is par excellence.

His "Frog and Toad" books, for example, have become standards in libraries across America. Here, his art still shines/5(7). Coupons & Deals Book Annex Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off: Books for All Ages Bestsellers 30% Off Customer Favorites New Releases Coming Soon Boxed Sets Signed Books Books by Author Book Awards Celebrity Book Clubs & More Read Before You Stream Best Books of the Year B&N Classics B&N Collectible Editions B&N Exclusives Large Print Books Audiobooks.

Lear is known now mostly for his literary nonsense in poetry and prose and especially his limericks, a form he popularized. He wrote the "Book of Nonsense" in This was an entire book of silly limericks. —John Marshall publishes the first English books with limericks: The History of Sixteen Wonderful Old Women and Anecdotes and Adventures of Fifteen Gentlemen.

—Edward Lear, an artist and illustrator by trade, discovers and reads Marshall's books. —Edward Lear publishes A Book of Nonsense.

He also gives drawing lessons to Queen. Limericks by Edward Lear from ‘A Book of Nonsense ’ 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!' There was an Old Man in a tree, Who was horribly bored by a Bee;File Size: 9KB.

Wordsworth Editions, - Poetry- pages 1Review While no collection of limericks can claim to be 'complete', The Wordsworth Book of Limericks contains an astonishing collection of over 1, 3/5(1). the complete nonsense book containing all the original pictures and verses tog / 5 programa de la enseanza que dege observarse en el colegio del estad el ao d 4 / 5 letters of edward lear to chichester fortescue lord carlingford and frances c 5 / 5 letters of edward lear to chichester fortescue lord carlingford and frances 3 / 55/5(3).

His first book of funny limericks, called 'A Book of Nonsense', was first published in and is still in print today. Lear wrote many, many funny limericks.

Some of them are included below for you to share with your children. The limericks on this page are my favourites so they're the ones I. [Home] [Table of Contents] [Lear's Nonsense Books] Title Page [], Three discarded limericks.

Edward Lear A Book of Nonsense [] 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.

While the jest-filled rhymes in this book are untitled, each contains a person’s first name and has its own subject. The rhymes are constructed in a traditional AABBA rhyme scheme, with the B lines being shorter than the A lines. The A-Z of Limericks is the perfect book to pick up and peruse for a delightful afternoon of literary :.

With more than 3, limericks in his repertoire, Kevin Lucas chose to share some of his more salacious works with you in The Little Blue Book of Limericks. Webster’s Dictionary defines a limerick as: “a light or humorous verse form of five lines”.

Product Details. About the : Kevin Lucas. The Project Gutenberg eBook, A Book of Nonsense, by Edward Lear This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.

You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at Title: A Book of Nonsense.This is a collection of over one-hundred limericks by Edward Lear published in Limericks are a popular five-line poetic form with an A – A – B – B – A rhyme scheme, and in which the B-lines are shorter than the A-lines.

Two types of material leap to mind when one thinks of /5.