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Limerick:There was an Old Man of the Cape

Edward Lear 1812 (Holloway) – 1888 (Sanremo)



There was an Old Man of the Cape,
Who possessed a large Barbary ape,
Till the ape one dark night
Set the house all alight,
Which burned that Old Man of the Cape.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Edward Lear

Edward Lear was an English artist, illustrator, author and poet, and is known now mostly for his literary nonsense in poetry and prose and especially his limericks, a form he popularised. more…

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