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There Was a Young Lady Named Perkins

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There Was a Young Lady Named Perkins by Anonymous

There was a young lady named Perkins,
Who was very fond of small gherkins.
One day at tea
She ate forty-three,
And pickled her internal workings.

  — Anonymous

From The Folio Book of Humorous Verse. The Folio Society.

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From The Folio Book of Humorous Verse

The Folio Book of Humorous Verse is a hardcover collection of nearly 150 funny poems, some for children and others for adults from the 19th and 20th centuries, published by The Folio Society of London, known for their carefully crafted editions of the world’s best literature.

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“Anonymous” means that the author’s name is unknown. While sometimes an author may choose to publish something without revealing his or her name, in most cases the name of the author has simply be lost over time.

Anonymous poems include traditional rhymes, such as nursery rhymes and old songs, as well as newer verses that were published without credit to the true author.

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