Edward Lear

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

Edward Lear Poems

1. Alphabet Poem 4/14/2010
2. Calicoe Pie 4/14/2010
3. Cold Are The Crabs 4/14/2010
4. He Lived At Dingle Bank 4/14/2010
5. How Pleasant To Know Mr. Lear 1/3/2003
6. Imitation Of The Olden Poets 4/14/2010
7. Incidents In The Life Of My Uncle Arly 4/14/2010
8. Limerick: The Was A Young Lady Of Bute 4/14/2010
9. Limerick: There Was A Young Lady In White 4/14/2010
10. Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Of Dorking, 4/14/2010
11. Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Of Hull 4/14/2010
12. Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Of Norway, 4/14/2010
13. Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Of Poole 4/14/2010
14. Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Of Portugal 4/14/2010
15. Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Of Ryde 4/14/2010
16. Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Of Turkey 4/14/2010
17. Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Of Tyre 4/14/2010
18. Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Whose Bonnet 4/14/2010
19. Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Whose Chin 4/14/2010
20. Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Whose Nose 4/14/2010
21. Limerick: There Was A Young Person Of Crete 4/14/2010
22. Limerick: There Was A Young Person Of Smyrna, 4/14/2010
23. Limerick: There Was A Young Person Whose History 4/14/2010
24. Limerick: There Was An Ol Man Of Quebec 4/14/2010
25. Limerick: There Was An Old Derry Down Derry, 4/14/2010
26. Limerick: There Was An Old Lady Of Chertsey 4/14/2010
27. Limerick: There Was An Old Lady Of Winchelsea 4/14/2010
28. Limerick: There Was An Old Man In A Boat 4/14/2010
29. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Apulia 4/14/2010
30. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Bohemia 4/14/2010
31. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Cape Horn, 4/14/2010
32. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Coblenz 4/14/2010
33. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Columbia 4/14/2010
34. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Corfu 4/14/2010
35. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Dundee 4/14/2010
36. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Hong Kong 4/14/2010
37. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Jamaica 4/14/2010
38. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Kamschatka 4/14/2010
39. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Kildare 4/14/2010
40. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Kilkenny 4/14/2010

Comments about Edward Lear

  • 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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The Jumblies

They went to sea in a Sieve, they did,
In a Sieve they went to sea:
In spite of all their friends could say,
On a winter's morn, on a stormy day,
In a Sieve they went to sea!
And when the Sieve turned round and round,
And every one cried, `You'll all be drowned!'
They called aloud, `Our Sieve ain't big,
But we don't care a button! we don't care a fig!

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