Edward Lear Limericks

Illustrations by Maxim Hurwicz

Young Lady of Russia

by Edward Lear

There was a Young Lady of Russia

Who screamed so that no one could hush her;

Her screams were extreme,

no one heard such a scream,

As were screamed by that Lady of Russia

An Old Man Who Said "Well"

by Edward Lear

There was an old man who said, "Well!

Will nobody answer this bell?

I have pulled day and night,

till my hair has grown white,

But nobody answers this bell!"

The Old Man of Cape Horn

by Edward Lear

There was an old man of Cape Horn,

Who wished he had never been born;

So he sat in a chair;

till he died of dispair,

That dolorous Man of Cape Horn

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