Edward Lear

Edward LearEdward Lear (1812-1888), the well travelled twentieth child of a London England stockbroker, wrote and illustrated "A book of Nonsense" and other funny books. He was famous for his limericks.

There was an Old Lady whose folly,
Induced her to sit on a holly;
   Whereon by a thorn,
   Her dress being torn,
She quickly became melancholy.