The Wond’rous Wise Man

A Traditional English Nursery Rhyme

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From the book Mother Goose in Prose by L. Frank Baum

The Wond'rous Wise Man

There was a man of our town,
And he was wond’rous wise:
He jump’d into a bramble-bush,
And scratch’d out both his eyes;
And when he saw his eyes were out,
With all his might and main
He jump’d into another bush,
And scratch’d them in again.

 — Anonymous

 


From the Book Mother Goose in Prose by L. Frank Baum