The Book of Nonsense/There was an Old Man with a beard (1)

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There was an Old Man with a beard
 
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There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, "It is just as I feared!—
Two Owls and a Hen,
Four Larks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard!"