The wandering Dong through the forest goes The Dong! The Dong with a luminous Nose! Who came to those shores one day. For day and night he was always there By the side of the Jumbly Girl so fair, With her sky-blue hands, and her sea-green Till the morning came of that hateful day.
When the Jumblies sailed in their Sieve away, And the Dong was left on the cruel shore Gazing gazing. And they went to sea in a Sieve. Of vast proportions and painted red, And tied with cords to the back of his In. While ever he seeks, but seeks in vain, To meet with his Jumbly Girl again; Lonely and wild all night he goes The Dong with a luminous Nose! And all who watch at the midnight hour, From Hall or Terrace, or Lofty Tower, Cry, as they trace the Meteor bright, Moving along through the dreary night,.
He took or! He never came back! He never came back to me! THERE lived an old man in the Kingdom of Tess, Who invented a purely original dress; And when it was perfectly made and complete, He opened the door, and walked into the street. By way of a. A Cloak of green Cabbage-leaves stitched all together. He had walked a short way, when he heard a great noise, Of all sorts of Beasticles, Birdlings, and Boys; And from every long street and dark lane in the town Beasts, Birdies,.
For scores of fat Pigs came again and again; They rushed out of stables and hovels and doors, They tore off his Stockings, his Shoes, and his Drawers. And now from the housetops with screechings descend, Striped, spotted, white, black, and grey Cats without end; They jumped on his shoulders and knocked orT his Hat, When Crows, Ducks and Hens made a mincemeat of that:. These were all his worldly goods: In the middle of the woods, These were all the worldly goods Of the Yonghy-Bonghy-B6.
Of the Yonghy-Bonghy-B6. To a little heap of stones Came the Yonghy-Bonghy-B6.
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There he heard. Lady Jingly Jones! Lady Jingly! Sitting where the pumpkins grow, Will you come and be my wife? Gaze upon the. Yes you've asked me far too For in England I've a mate, Mr.
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Dorking fowls delights to send, Mr. Keep, oh! Should my Jones more Dorkings send, I will give you three, my friend! There beyond the Bay of Gurtle, Lay a large and lively Turtle; "You're the Cove," he said, "for me; On your back beyond the sea, Turtle, you shall carry me! Said the Yonghy-Bonghy-B6. For the Yonghy-Bonghy-B6. For the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bd. There on golden sunsets blazing, Every evening found him gazing, Singing, "Orb! How I wonder what you are!
IV morning rambles He perceived the moving brambles Something square and white disclose; 'Twas a First-class Railway-Ticket; But, on stooping down to pick it Later, in his. Sometimes silent; sometimes yelling; Till he came to Borley-Melling, Near his old ancestral dwelling But his shoes were far too tight.
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Above, on tallest trees remote, Green Ayahs perched alone, And all night long the Mussak4 moaned Its melancholy tone. They said, "Hers was a dreadful fate! Read Free For 30 Days. Flag for inappropriate content. For Later. Related titles. Osip Mandelstam - Your thin shoulders are for turning red under whips. Jump to Page. Search inside document. J Lear had, contrary to his usual custom, presented these songs illustrated in the slightest manner Mr. Oliver Wendell Holmes has said, in a well-known poem, that There So far is nothing that keeps as I know but a its tree youth and truth.
He might have added certain writings; and among those that are as fresh today as when they were written are the Nonsense Books of Edward Lear. Several generations of children old as well as youn g ave already "drunk delight" from them, and it is tolerably prophesy that many editions will yet be demanded. The ]umblies 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.
II They sailed away in a Sieve, they did, In a Sieve they sailed so With only fast, a beautiful pea-green veil Tied with a riband, by way of a sail, To a small tobacco-pipe mast; And every one said, who saw them go, "O won't they be soon upset, you know! For the sky is dark, and the voyage is long, And happen what may, it's extremely wrong In a Sieve to sail so fast! IV And all night long they sailed away; And when the sun went down, They whistled and warbled a moony song To the echoing sound of a coppery gong, In the shade of the mountains brown.
How happy we are, When we live in a Sieve and a crockery-jar, And all night long in the moonlight pale, We sail away with a pea-green sail, In the shade of the mountains brown! 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. For they've been to the Lakes, and the Terrible Zone, And the hills of the Chankly Bore"; And they drank their health, and gave them a feast Of dumplings made And every one said, of beautiful yeast; "If we only live, We too will go to sea in a SieveTo the of the Chankly Bore!
The Owl looked up to the stars above, And sang to a small guitar, "O lovely Pussy! What a beautiful Pussy you are! How charmingly sweet you sing! O let us be married!
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But what shall too long we do we have tarried: for a ring? They dined on mince, and slices of quince, Which they And hand in ate with a runcible spoon; hand, on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the moon, The moon, The moon, They danced by the light of the moon. Over the fields and the water too, As if you never would stop My life is a And fffcJaH bore in this nasty pond, long to go out in the world beyond! The Duck and the Kangaroo wish Said the could hop like you! Duck O do! Ill Kangaroo to the Duck, "This requires some little reflection; Perhaps on the whole it might bring me And there seems but one objection, Said the luck, Which is, if you'll let me speak so bold, Your feet are unpleasantly wet and cold, And would probably give me the roo- Matiz!
All in the moonlight pale; But to balance And me well, dear Duck, sit steady! The Broom.
Before they went back in the dark. And they all sang a song! II "O Shovely so lovely! Your nose is And your so shiny! Ain't you pleased with my song? Said the Shovel, you a bang! There's an end of my song! While the cheerful Jumblies staid; blue, The Dong with a Luminous Nose They danced in circlets To the plaintive pipe all night long, of the lively Dong, In moonlight, shine, or shade, For day and night he was always there By the side of the Jumbly Girl so fair, With her sky-blue hands, and her sea-green Till the morning came of that hateful day hair.
And he wove him A Nose as strange as wondrous Nose, a Nose could be! Of vast proportions and painted red, And tied with cords to the back of his In head. One simply has to read it. Funnily absurd, absurdly funny? Nov 03, Erika Altensee rated it it was amazing. Revisiting these poems brings fond memories of cozy evenings with my grandparents reading and giggling and appreciating the simple absurdities of our beautiful language.
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About Edward Lear. Edward Lear. Edward Lear was an English artist, illustrator and writer known for his literary nonsense, in poetry and prose, and especially his limericks, a form which he popularized. Books by Edward Lear. Trivia About The Jumblies and No trivia or quizzes yet.