June 18, 1864: New Book of Nonsense

The New Book of Nonsense was published for sale at the Philadelphia Great Central Sanitary Fair, which ran from June 7-29, 1864. It’s an imitation of Edward Lear’s Book of Nonsense.

A 864n New Book of Nonsense (4)


There was a young person of Boston,

And the vaguest of doubts she was tossed on.

Of effect and of cause

She discoursed without pause:

Remarkable person of Boston!


Citation: The new book of nonsense. A contribution to the Great Central Fair in Aid of the Sanitary Commission. Philadelphia: Ashmead & Evans, 1864. A 864n

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