: Some Children's Poets
: Types Of Children's Literature

There was an Old Man of the West,

Who never could get any rest;

So they set him to spin on his nose and his chin.

Which cured that Old Man of the West.

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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!"

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There was an Old Person of Dean,

Who dined on one pea and one bean;

For he said, "More than that would make me too fat,"

That cautious Old Person of Dean.

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There was a Young Lady whose chin

Resembled the point of a pin;

So she had it made sharp, and purchased a harp,

And played several tunes with her chin.

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There is a Young Lady whose nose

Continually prospers and grows;

When it grew out of sight, she exclaimed in a fright,

"Oh! Farewell to the end of my nose!"