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.
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