Madras
from 'The Book of Nonsense' by Edward Lear 1812-1888

 
There was an Old Man of Madras  . .
 
 
 
 
 

There was an Old Man of Madras,
Who rode on a cream-coloured Ass;
       But the length of its ears
       So promoted his fears,
That it killed that Old Man of Madras.


 
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