The New Book of Nonsense was published for sale at the Philadelphia Great Central Sanitary Fair, which ran from June 7 to June 29, 1864. It is an imitation of Edward Lear’s Book of Nonsense.
There was a prodigious young fop, dressed to kill from the foot to the top:
All the girls at the Fair
Could do nothing but stare,
And keep clear of that killing young fop.
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