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Limerick:There was an Old Person of Cheadle

Edward Lear 1812 (Holloway) – 1888 (Sanremo)



There was an Old Person of Cheadle,
Who was put in the stocks by the beadle
For stealing some pigs,
Some coats, and some wigs,
That horrible person of Cheadle.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Scheme AABBA
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 163
Words 32
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 5

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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