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!'



There was an Old Man in a tree,
Who was horribly bored by a Bee;
When they said, 'Does it buzz?' he replied, 'Yes it does!'
'It's a regular brute of a Bee!'



There was an Old Man who supposed,
That the street door was partially closed;
But some very large rats, ate his coats and his hats,
While that futile old gentlemen dozed.



There was a Young Lady whose eyes,
Were unique as to colour and size;
When she opened them wide, people all turned aside,
And started away in surprise.



There was an Old Lady whose folly,
Induced her to sit in a holly;
Whereupon by a thorn, her dress being torn,
She quickly became melancholy.



There was an Old Person of Cromer,
Who stood on one leg to read Homer;
When he found he grew stiff, he jumped over the cliff,
Which concluded that Person of Cromer.



There was an Old Man of Dundee,
Who frequented the top of a tree;
When disturbed by the crows, he abruptly arose,
And exclaimed, 'I'll return to Dundee.'



There was an Old Man of Coblenz,
The length of whose legs was immense;
He went with one prance, from Turkey to France,
That surprising Old Man of Coblenz.



There was an Old Man in a pew,
Whose waistcoat was spotted with blue;
But he tore it in pieces, to give to his nieces,---
That cheerful Old Man in a pew.



There was an Old Man, on whose nose,
Most birds of the air could repose;
But they all flew away, at the closing of day,
Which relieved that Old Man and his nose.



There was an old man in a barge,
Whose nose was exceedingly large;
But in fishing by night, It supported a light,
Which helped that old man in a barge.



There was an old person in black,
A Grasshopper jumped on his back;
When it chirped in his ear, he was smitten with fear,
That helpless old person in black.



There was an old man of Boulak,
Who sat on a Crocodile's back;
But they said, 'Tow'rds the night, he may probably bite,
Which might vex you, old man of Boulak!'



There was an old lady of France,
Who taught little ducklings to dance;
When she said, 'Tick-a-tack!'---they only said 'Quack!'
Which grieved that old lady of France!'



There was an old man, who when little,
Fell casually into a kettle;
But, growing too stout, He could never get out,
So he passed all his life in that kettle.



There was an old person of Hove,
Who frequented the depths of a grove;
Where he studied his books, with the wrens and the rooks,
That tranquil old person of Hove.



There was an old man of Dumbree,
Who taught little owls to drink tea;
For he said, 'To eat mice, is not proper or nice,'
That amiable man of Dumbree!'



There was an old person of Skye,
Who waltz'd with a Bluebottle fly;
They buzz'd a sweet tune, to the light of the moon,
And entranced all the people of Skye.



There was an old person of Nice,
Whose associates usually were Geese;
They walked out together, in all sorts of weather.
That affable person of Nice!



There was an old person of Bromley,
Whose ways were not cheerful or comely;
He sat in the dust, eating spiders and crust,
That unpleasing old person of Bromley.



There was an old man on the Border,
Who lived in the utmost disorder;
He danced with the cat, and made tea in his hat,
Which vexed all the folks on the Border.



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