This book has one of the largest collections of limericks in the world. Most are in English and some in French, German and Latin.
An extensive bibliography and notes and variants are included to make this collection one of the rarest and zaniest of its kind.
A team playing baseball in Dallas called the umpire a shit out of malice While this worthy had fits the team made eight hits And so did a girl in the bleachers named Alice
Classic limericks, however shocking in theme and language, have developed an aura of respectability. You'll find one or more that will titillate your spine and if you don't then certainly you'll be inspired to make up one of your own.
I. Little Romances,
III. Strange Intercourse,
IV Oral Irregularity,
VI. Abuses of the Clergy,
XV. Sex Substitutes,
XVI. Assorted Eccentricities,
XVII. Weak Sisters,
XVIII. Chamber of Horrors,
Notes and Variants,
Index of Rhymes, and Index of Names