Edward Lear

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

Edward Lear Poems

81. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Leghorn 4/14/2010
82. Limerick:There Was An Old Man Of Calcutta 4/14/2010
83. Limerick:There Was An Old Man With A Beard 4/14/2010
84. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Th' Abruzzi 4/14/2010
85. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of The Dee 4/14/2010
86. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Who Supposed 4/14/2010
87. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Jamaica 4/14/2010
88. Limerick:There Was An Old Person Of Ewell 4/14/2010
89. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Columbia 4/14/2010
90. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Cape Horn, 4/14/2010
91. Limerick:There Was A Young Lady Of Clare 4/14/2010
92. Limerick: There Was An Old Person Of Rhodes 4/14/2010
93. Limerick:There Was An Old Person Of Chester 4/14/2010
94. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Bohemia 4/14/2010
95. Limerick:There Was An Old Man With A Owl 4/14/2010
96. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Dundee 4/14/2010
97. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of The East 4/14/2010
98. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Hong Kong 4/14/2010
99. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Madras 4/14/2010
100. Limerick: There Was An Old Lady Of Chertsey 4/14/2010
101. Limerick: There Was An Ol Man Of Quebec 4/14/2010
102. Limerick: There Was A Young Person Of Smyrna, 4/14/2010
103. Limerick: There Was Old Man In A Pew 4/14/2010
104. Mrs Jaypher 4/14/2010
105. The Nutcrackers And The Sugar-Tongs 4/14/2010
106. Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Of Turkey 4/14/2010
107. The New Vestments 4/14/2010
108. Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Whose Bonnet 4/14/2010
109. Limerick: There Was An Old Derry Down Derry, 4/14/2010
110. Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Of Tyre 4/14/2010
111. Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Of Poole 4/14/2010
112. Limerick: There Was A Young Person Whose History 4/14/2010
113. The Two Old Bachelors 4/14/2010
114. Parody Of Tennyson'sto Edward Lear On His Travels In Greece 4/14/2010
115. The Daddy Long-Legs And The Fly 4/14/2010
116. Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Of Ryde 4/14/2010
117. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Peru 4/14/2010
118. Limerick: There Was An Old Man In A Boat 4/14/2010
119. Limerick: There Was A Young Person Of Crete 4/14/2010
120. Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Of Portugal 4/14/2010

Comments about Edward Lear

  • Zehra (6/28/2018 8:38:00 AM)

    So sweet

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    1 person did not like.
  • Jeff kaplin (5/8/2018 2:17:00 PM)

    I’m from the overeat h team

  • bumbum (5/4/2018 7:30:00 AM)

    pooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • 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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