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A Limerick by Edward Lear

A Book of Nonsense (1846) | Edward Lear (1812–1888)

A Limerick by Edward Lear
T here 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.”


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Additional Resources

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