Edward Lear

(12 May 1812 – 29 January 1888 / London / England)

Edward Lear Poems

1. Limerick: There Was An Old Person Of Cadiz 4/14/2010
2. Limerick: There Was An Old Person Of Basing 4/14/2010
3. Limerick: There Was An Old Person Of Rheims 4/14/2010
4. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of The Wrekin 4/14/2010
5. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Tobago 4/14/2010
6. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Vesuvius, 4/14/2010
7. Limerick: There Was An Old Person Of Tring 4/14/2010
8. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Vienna 4/14/2010
9. Limerick: There Was An Old Person Of Paxo 4/14/2010
10. Limerick: There Was An Old Person Of Bangor 4/14/2010
11. Limerick: There Was An Old Person Of Wick 4/14/2010
12. Limerick: There Was An Old Person Of Mold 4/14/2010
13. Limerick: There Was An Old Person Of Chili 4/14/2010
14. Limerick: There Was An Old Man On Some Rocks, 4/14/2010
15. Limerick: There Was An Old Person Of Dover 4/14/2010
16. Limerick: There Was An Old Person Of Troy 4/14/2010
17. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Who Felt Pert 4/14/2010
18. Limerick: There Was An Old Person In Black 4/14/2010
19. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Who Said, 'Hush! 4/14/2010
20. Limerick: There Was An Old Person Of Leeds 4/14/2010
21. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of The Nile, 4/14/2010
22. Limerick: There Was An Old Man With A Gong 4/14/2010
23. Limerick: There Was An Old Person Of Dutton 4/14/2010
24. Limerick:There Was An Old Man At A Casement 4/14/2010
25. Limerick: There Was An Old Man With A Nose 4/14/2010
26. Limerick:There Was A Young Lady Of Parma 4/14/2010
27. Limerick: There Was An Old Person Of Buda 4/14/2010
28. Mr. And Mrs.Spikky Sparrow 4/14/2010
29. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of The Isles 4/14/2010
30. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of The West 4/14/2010
31. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of The North 4/14/2010
32. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Who, When Little 4/14/2010
33. Limerick:There Was An Old Person Of Berlin 4/14/2010
34. Limerick:There Was An Old Person Of Burton 4/14/2010
35. Limerick: There Was An Old Man On A Hill 4/14/2010
36. Limerick:There Was A Young Lady Of Troy, 4/14/2010
37. Limerick:There Was A Young Lady Of Sweden 4/14/2010
38. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Whose Despair 4/14/2010
39. Limerick: There Was An Old Person In Gray 4/14/2010
40. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Who Said, 'How 4/14/2010

Comments about Edward Lear

  • Jeff kaplin (5/8/2018 2:17:00 PM)

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  • james pollo (3/22/2018 11:08:00 AM)

    his poems are good (my sis sas they are epic) :)

  • Mister guy (3/5/2018 4:34:00 AM)

    Love the poems how much have you done.?

  • MIlAs (12/7/2017 10:07:00 PM)

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  • Sandra Feldman (8/9/2015 1:49:00 PM)

    When I was child, my dear mother read me lots of rhymes and poems for children which began my unending love for poetry. One of my favorites was The Pussy Cat and the Owl, still love it, but never bothered to find out who wrote it..After so many years, now I know it was Edward Lear, thanks to this wonderful site, Poem Hunter.

  • Michael Baker (1/1/2013 4:18:00 AM)

    Where is The Owl and the pussycat? .

  • Christine Pointer (10/26/2005 4:43:00 PM)

    When I was in junior school I did not attend assemblies with the other children because of my religion. During the time that the others were singing hymns I was allowed to read my teachers precious copy of Edward Lear poems. This introduced me to the wonderful world of poetry and verse and of course reading. I found Mr. Lear's poems funny and endearing and full of visual delight.

Best Poem of Edward Lear

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 find him pleasant enough.

His mind is concrete and fastidious,
His nose is remarkably big;
His visage is more or less hideous,
His beard it resembles a wig.

He has ears, and two eyes, and ten fingers,
(Leastways if you reckon two thumbs);
He used to be one of the singers,
But now he is one of the dumbs.

He sits in a beautiful parlour,
With hundreds of books on the wall;
He drinks a great deal of marsala, ...

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Alphabet Poem

A was once an ant,
Tiny,
Busy,
Speedy,
Shiny
In the groundy
Little ant!

A was once a little ant,

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