"This requires some little reflection;
Perhaps on the whole it might bring me luck,
And there seems but one objection,
Which is, if you'll let me speak so bold,
Your feet are unpleasantly wet and cold,
And would probably give me the roo-
Matiz." said the Kangaroo.
Said the Duck, "As I sate on the rocks,
I have thought over that completely,
And I bought four pairs of worsted socks
Which fit my web-feet neatly
And to keep out the cold I've bought a cloak
And every day a cigar I'll smoke,
All to follow my own dear true
Love of a Kangaroo!"
Said the Kangaroo, "I'm ready!
All in the moonlight pale;
But to balance me well, dear Duck, sit steady!
And quite at the end of my tail!"
So away they went with a hop and a bound,
And they hopped the whole world three times round;
And who so happy,—O who,
As the Duck and the Kangaroo?
A LIST OF WORKS
THE LATE EDWARD LEAR.
In oblong 4to, cloth gilt,
The Book of Nonsense. 27th Edition, 110 Illustrations printed in outline as originally published.
More Nonsense. Third Edition. 104 Illustrations.
In small 4to, cloth gilt,
Nonsense Songs and Stories. 7th Edition.
Nonsense Botany and Nonsense Alphabets. 162 Illustrations. Fifth Edition.
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