There was an Old Person of Nice

Original Text: 
Edward Lear, More Nonsense, Pictures, Rhymes, Botany, etc. (London: Robert John Bush, 1872). Unpaginated. 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 person of Nice,
2Whose associates were usually Geese.
3They walked out together, in all sorts of weather.
4That affable person of Nice!
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1998.