There was an Old Man on the Border

Original Text: 
Edward Lear, More Nonsense, Pictures, Rhymes, Botany, etc. (London: Robert John Bush, 1872). Unpaginated. In The Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books 1566-1910, comp. Judith St. John (Toronto: Toronto Public Library, 1975), I.70.
1There was an old man on the Border,
2Who lived in the utmost disorder;
3He danced with the cat, and made tea in his hat,
4Which vexed all the folks on the Border.
Publication Start Year: 
1872
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1998.
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