Edward Lear

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

Edward Lear Poems

121. Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Of Ryde 4/14/2010
122. The Pelican Chorus 4/14/2010
123. Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Of Portugal 4/14/2010
124. Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Of Poole 4/14/2010
125. The Table And The Chair 4/14/2010
126. The Duck And The Kangaroo 4/14/2010
127. Incidents In The Life Of My Uncle Arly 4/14/2010
128. He Lived At Dingle Bank 4/14/2010
129. Limerick: The Was A Young Lady Of Bute 4/14/2010
130. Limerick: There Was A Young Lady In White 4/14/2010
131. Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Whose Chin 4/14/2010
132. Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Of Hull 4/14/2010
133. Nonsense Alphabet 4/14/2010
134. Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Of Norway, 4/14/2010
135. Calicoe Pie 4/14/2010
136. The Courtship Of The Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo 1/3/2003
137. The Akond Of Swat 1/3/2003
138. Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Of Dorking, 4/14/2010
139. Imitation Of The Olden Poets 4/14/2010
140. There Was An Old Man Of Thermopylae 1/3/2003
141. Cold Are The Crabs 4/14/2010
142. There Was A Young Lady Whose Eyes 1/1/2004
143. The Quangle Wangle's Hat 1/1/2004
144. There Was An Old Man On The Border 1/1/2004
145. There Was An Old Lady Whose Folly 1/3/2003
146. The Dong With A Luminous Nose 1/3/2003
147. There Was An Old Person Of Nice 1/1/2004
148. There Was An Old Man Of New York 1/1/2004
149. Alphabet Poem 4/14/2010
150. There Was An Old Man Of Calcutta 1/3/2003
151. There Was An Old Man With A Beard 1/3/2003
152. The Jumblies 1/3/2003
153. The Pobble Who Has No Toes 1/3/2003
154. There Was An Old Man In A Tree 1/3/2003
155. The Owl And The Pussy-Cat 1/3/2003
156. How Pleasant To Know Mr. Lear 1/3/2003

Comments about Edward Lear

  • Zehra (6/28/2018 8:38:00 AM)

    So sweet

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  • Jeff kaplin (5/8/2018 2:17:00 PM)

    I’m from the overeat h team

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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)


  • 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 Quangle Wangle's Hat

On the top of the Crumpetty Tree
The Quangle Wangle sat,
But his face you could not see,
On account of his Beaver Hat.
For his Hat was a hundred and two feet wide,
With ribbons and bibbons on every side
And bells, and buttons, and loops, and lace,
So that nobody every could see the face

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