Said the Table to the Chair by Edward Lear

Said the Table to the Chair by Edward Lear

Said the Table to the Chair,

"You can hardly be aware,

How I suffer from the heat,

And from chilblains on my feet!

If we took a little walk,

We might have a little talk!

Prey let us take the air!"

Said the Table to the Chair.


Said the Chair to the Table,

"Now you know we are not able!

How foolishly you talk,

When you know we acnnot walk!"

Said the Table with a sigh,

"It can do no harm to try,

I've as many legs as you,

Why can't we walk on two?"


So thwy both went slowly down.

And walked about the town

With a cheerful bumpy sound,

As they toddled round and round.

And everybody cried,

As they hastened to their side,

"See! The Table and the Chair

Have come out to take the air!"


But in going down the alley,

To the castle in a valley,

They completely lost their way,

And wandered all the day,

Till, to see them safely back,

They paid a Ducky-quack,

And a Beetle, and a Mouse,

Who took them to their house.


Then they wispered to each other,

"O delightful little brother!

What a lovely walk we've taken!

Let us dine on Beans and Bacon!"

So the DUcky and the leetle,

Browny-Mousy and the Beetle

Dined and danced upon their heads,

Till they toddled to the beds.