There was an Old Man of New York

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 NEW YORK, WHO MURDERED HIMSELF WITH A FORK;
2BUT NOBODY CRIED THOUGH HE VERY SOON DIED, --
3FOR THAT SILLY OLD MAN OF NEW YORK.
Publication Start Year: 
1846
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1998.
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