edward lear Quotes

Two old Bachelors were living in one house; One caught a Muffin, the other caught a Mouse.
tags: living
— Edward Lear
There was a Young Person in pink, Who called out for something to drink; But they said, 'O my daughter, there's nothing but water!' Which vexed that Young Person in pink.
tags: people young daughter
— Edward Lear
And they brought an Owl, and a useful Cart, And a pound of Rice, and a CranberryTart, And a hive of silvery Bees. And they brought a Pig, and some green Jack-daws, And a lovely Monkey with lollipop paws, and forty Bottles of Ring-Bo-Ree, And no end of Stilton Cheese.
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— Edward Lear
There was an Old Man of the East, Who gave all his children a feast; But they all ate so much, and their conduct was such, That it killed that Old Man of the East.
tags: children men child
— Edward Lear
There was an Old Man with an owl, Who continued to bother and howl; He sate on a rail, and imbibed bitter ale, Which refreshed that Old Man and his owl.
tags: men
— Edward Lear
There was a Young Lady of Poole, Whose soup was excessively cool; So she put it to boil, by the aid of some oil, That ingenious Young Lady of Poole.
tags: young
— Edward Lear
Who, or why, or which, or what, Is the Akhond of Swat?
— Edward Lear
There was an Old Person of Brussels, Who lived upon Brandy and Mussels; When he rushed through the town, he knocked most people down, Which distressed all the people of Brussels.
tags: people
— Edward Lear
There was an Old Man of Columbia, Who was thirsty, and called out for some beer; But they brought it quite hot, in a small copper pot, Which disgusted that Man of Columbia.
tags: men
— Edward Lear
I was much distressed by next door people who had twin babies and played the violin; but one of the twins died, and the other has eaten the fiddle, so all is peace.
tags: peace people
— Edward Lear
In the middle of the woods Lived the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo. Two old chairs and half a candle, One old jug without a handle- These were all the worldly goods.
— Edward Lear
And if you voz to see my roziz As is a boon to all men's noziz, - You'd fall upon your back and scream - '" Lawk! O criky! it's a dream!"
— Edward Lear
There was an Old Person of Bray, Who sang through the whole of the day To his ducks and his pigs, whom he fed upon figs, That valuable Person of Bray.
tags: people
— Edward Lear
There was an Old Man of Messina, Whose daughter was named Opsibeena; She wore a small wig, and rode out on a pig, To the perfect delight of Messina.
tags: men daughter
— Edward Lear
There was an old man of Orleans, Who was given to eating of beans; Till once out of sport, he swallowed a quart, That dyspeptic old man of Orleans.
tags: men
— Edward Lear
I am in a very unsettled condition, as the oyster said when they poured melted butter all over his back.
— Edward Lear
And what can we expect if we haven't any dinner, But to lose our teeth and eyelashes and keep on growing thinner?
— Edward Lear
They dined on mince, and slices of quince, Which they ate with a runcible spoon; And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the moon.
tags: moon
— Edward Lear
The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea In a beautiful pea-green boat: They took some honey, and plenty of money Wrapped up in a five-pound note. . . They dined on mince and slices of quince, Which they ate with a runcible spoon; And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the moon, The moon, The moon, They danced by the light of the moon.
tags: beautiful moon money honey
— Edward Lear
They went to sea in a sieve, they did; In a sieve they went to sea; In spite of all their friends could say.
tags: friends
— Edward Lear
I am almost thanking God that I was never educated, for it seems to me that 999 of those who are so, expensively and laboriously, have lost all before they arrive at my age-& remain like Swift's Stulbruggs-cut and dry for life, making no use of their earlier-gained treasures:-whereas, I seem to be on the threshold of knowledge.
tags: lost god
— Edward Lear
They danced by the light of the moon.
tags: moon
— Edward Lear
It's a fact the whole world knows, That Pobbles are happier without their toes.
tags: world facts
— Edward Lear
A vile beastly rottenheaded foolbegotten brazenthroated pernicous piggish screaming, tearing, roaring, perplexing, splitmecrackle crashmecriggle insane ass of a woman is practising howling below-stairs with a brute of a singingmaster so horribly, that my head is nearly off.
tags: women
— Edward Lear
It takes a long time to make a painter - even with a good artist's education - but without one it tries the patience of Job; it is a great thing if one does not go backward.
tags: time patience education artist
— Edward Lear
There was an old man with a beard, who said: 'It is just as I feared! Two owls and a hen, four larks and a wren have all built their nests in my beard.
tags: men
— Edward Lear
The owl and the pussycat went to sea, / In a beautiful pea green boat. / They took some honey, and plenty of money, / Wrapped up in a five pound note.
tags: beautiful money pounds honey
— Edward Lear
When awful darkness and silence reign Over the great Gromboolian plain, Through the long, long wintry nights;
tags: silence darkness
— Edward Lear
What will happen to me, as the oyster said when he very inadvertently swallowed the gooseberry bush, nobody can tell.
— Edward Lear
edward lear
Birth    : May 12, 1812
Death  : January 29, 1888
Occupation  : Artist

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