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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Edward Lear. (1812–1888)
 
 
1
    They went to sea in a sieve, they did;
  In a sieve they went to sea;
In spite of all their friends could say.
          The Jumblies.
2
    Far and few, far and few,
  Are the lands where the Jumblies live:
Their heads are green and their hands are blue
  And they went to sea in a sieve.
          The Jumblies.
3
    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.”
          Limerick.
4
    The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea
  In a beautiful pea-green boat.
          The Owl and The Pussy-Cat.
5
    They sailed away for a year and a day
  To the land where the bong-tree grows.
          The Owl and The Pussy-Cat.
6
        In the middle of the woods
  Lived the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo.
Two old chairs and half a candle,
One old jug without a handle—
  These were all the worldly goods.
          The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo.
7
    When awful darkness and silence reign
Over the great Gromboolian plain,
  Through the long, long wintry nights;
          The Dong with the luminous Nose.
 

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