"It would appear as if the reminiscence of guy
runneth to not the opposite of the 'limerick.' that's
to say, this actual type of versification isn't to
be traced to its beginnings. simply why it really is referred to as a
'limerick,' none can veritably say. yet, no matter what its
origin, it really is an establishment provocative of wit of many
and the leisure of all. 'The English-speaking
world is familiar with of millions, a few composed for unique
occasions and rapidly perishing; different^ with the important-
ity of actual genius in them." — night superstar, Wash-
There used to be a poet named Immerick,
Who labored 40 days on a "limerick,"
At the tip of which period.
He remarked of his rhyme,
"There's a limp within the limb of my limerick."
I by no means might rather see the trick,
I by no means wrote a limerick,
I've usually attempted
And long gone to mattress a-feelin' in poor health.
A author in a western paper notes that "this is the
day of the limerick," and says of this well known type of
nonsense verse that "it possesses a jingling rhythm
which haunts the reminiscence lengthy after the measured
sonorousness of an epic or the lilting melody of a
lyric have departed."
The author is obviously below the fable that each one
nonsense verses are limericks. Now, we will not provide a
dictionary definition of a limerick, the reason is,
the observe, for a few unaccountable cause, isn't really given;
but at the least we all know one once we see one.
Edward Lear has normally been charged with the
invention of the five-line stanza popular because the
"limerick," yet he constantly pleads "not guilty," announcing
the shape was once recommended to him via a pal as a particu-
larly acceptable version for nonsense rhymes, and this
model, if we're not incorrect, used to be taken from the
popular tune, "All the best way as much as Limerick." ...
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