700 limerick lyrics; a collection of choice humorous versifications
700 Limerick Lyrics (a collection of choice humorous versifications) is a fun little book originally published in 1906. These are clean limericks from the turn of the century. Here are a few to give you an idea:
There once was an old man at Wemyss,
Used to dream such remarkable dremyss,
The folks stared aghast
At the things he’d forecast
And give vent to their terror in scremyss.
There was a young man from Elora,
Who married a girl called Lenora,
But he had not been wed
Very long till he said,
“Oh, drat it! I’ve married a snorer!”
An oyster from Kalamazoo
Confessed he was feeling quite blue,
“For,” says he, “as a rule.
When the weather turns cool,
I invariably get in a stew!”
A king who began on his reign.
Exclaimed with a feeling of peign,
“Though I’m legally heir,
No one seems to cair
That I haven’t been born with a breign.”
Last Sunday she wore a new sacque,
Low cut at the front and the bacque,
And a lovely bouquet
Worn in such a cute way.
As only few girls have the knack.