There was an Old Person of Ischia

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There was an Old Person of Ischia…
by Edward Lear
No. 14 from A Book of Nonsense (1846)
Picture by Edward Lear



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There was an Old Person of Ischia,
Whose conduct grew friskier and friskier;
He dance hornpipes and jigs,
And ate thousands of figs,
That lively Old Person of Ischia.

 <Publ. 1846>