"It would appear as if the reminiscence of guy
runneth to not the opposite of the 'limerick.' that's
to say, this actual type of versification isn't really to
be traced to its beginnings. simply why it truly is referred to as a
'limerick,' none can usually say. yet, no matter what its
origin, it really is an establishment provocative of wit of many
and the leisure of all. 'The English-speaking
world understands of millions, a few composed for specified
occasions and rapidly perishing; different^ with the very important-
ity of genuine genius in them." — night superstar, Wash-
There used to be a poet named Immerick,
Who labored 40 days on a "limerick,"
At the top of which period.
He remarked of his rhyme,
"There's a limp within the limb of my limerick."
I by no means might fairly see the trick,
I by no means wrote a limerick,
I've usually attempted
And long past to mattress a-feelin' unwell.
A author in a western paper notes that "this is the
day of the limerick," and says of this renowned kind of
nonsense verse that "it possesses a jingling rhythm
which haunts the reminiscence lengthy after the measured
sonorousness of an epic or the lilting melody of a
lyric have departed."
The author is obviously less than the fable that each one
nonsense verses are limericks. Now, we won't supply a
dictionary definition of a limerick, reason why
the notice, for a few unaccountable cause, is not given;
but a minimum of we all know one after we see one.
Edward Lear has usually been charged with the
invention of the five-line stanza renowned because the
"limerick," yet he continually pleads "not guilty," asserting
the shape used to be urged to him by way of a chum as a particu-
larly applicable version for nonsense rhymes, and this
model, if we're not fallacious, used to be taken from the
popular track, "All the way in which as much as Limerick." ...
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700 limerick lyrics; a collection of choice humorous versifications