There once was an old man of Lyme

Original Text: 
Cosmo Monkhouse, Nonsense Rhymes (London: R. Brimley Johnson, n.d.). Illustrated by Gilbert Chesterton. No pagination. 12315.ccc.50 British Library; end C458 Z5M65 1902 Fisher Rare Book Library.
1There once was an old man of Lyme
2Who married three wives at a time,
3    When asked, "Why a third?"
4    He replied, "One's absurd!
5And bigamy, sir, is a crime.
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 2001.