There was an Old Man of New York

Edward Lear 1812 (Holloway) – 1888 (Sanremo)



There was an old man of new york, who murdered himself with a fork;
  but nobody cried though he very soon died, --
  for that silly old man of new york.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme ABA
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 160
Words 33
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 3

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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