September 1, 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 to June 29, 1864. It is an imitation of Edward Lear’s Book of Nonsense.

A 864n New Book of Nonsense (47)



There once were a number of Quakers,

Who would meet, “become such queer shakers.”

That they never did smile,

But just shook all the while,

These quivering, quaking, old shakers.


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

One Response to “September 1, 1864: New Book of Nonsense”

  1. edward says:


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