Carolyn Wells, who compiled A Nonsense Anthology (1910), wrote: "'Limerick,' is said by a gentleman who speaks with authority to have flourished in the reign of William IV (1830-7). This is one of several he remembers as current at his public school in 1834:"

Thanks and Acknowledgements

This limerick can be found in A Nonsense Anthology (1910) collected by Carolyn Wells.