|Edward Lear||trans. Timothy Adès|
There was an Old Person of Ischia,|
Whose conduct grew friskier and friskier;
He danced hornpipes and jigs, and ate thousands of figs,
That lively old Person of Ischia.
lasciviores Inarimae, senex,|
misces choreas, innumerabiles
mandis, Pithecusaee, ficus;
fersque pedem numeris marinis.
Trans. copyright: Timothy Adès