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."

Comments about There Was An Old Man Of Thermopylae by Edward Lear

  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (2/20/2020 1:54:00 PM)

    This is a good humor. Poor old men! Has Edward forgetten about old women or may be I haven't read those!(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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