There was an Old Man of Calcutta

Original Text: 
[Edward Lear,] Book of Nonsense (London: Thomas McLean, Feb. 10, 1846). Unpaginated. In The Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books 1566-1910, comp. Judith St. John (Toronto: Toronto Public Library, 1975), I.69.
1THERE WAS AN OLD MAN OF CALCUTTA, WHO PERPETUALLY ATE BREAD & BUTTER;
2TILL A GREAT BIT OF MUFFIN ON WHICH HE WAS STUFFING,
3CHOKED THAT HORRID OLD MAN OF CALCUTTA.
Publication Start Year: 
1846
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1998.
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