Edward Lear

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

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

There was an old man of Thermopylæ,
Who never did anything properly;
But they said, "If you choose, To boil eggs in your shoes,
You shall never remain in Thermopylæ."


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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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