Edward Lear

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

There Was An Old Man Of Calcutta - Poem by Edward Lear

There was an old man of Calcutta,
Who perpetually ate bread & butter;
Till a great bit of muffin on which he was stuffing,
Choked that horrid old man of Calcutta.


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  • (11/23/2016 10:14:00 AM)


    Excellent attempt to create humor out of simple human follies. (Report) Reply

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  • Indira Renganathan (11/23/2016 12:54:00 AM)


    Childish old man ignorant of what was happening to him.....10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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