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Bird Illustrations by Edward Lear

Edward Lear was a 19th century English author and poet, renowned today primarily for his literary nonsense, in poetry and prose, and especially his limericks, a form that he popularised. 564 more words

Bird Art

ART: A Dervish In The Bazaar

A flash from the past – Tirana’s Bazaar in 1848.  A man tries to paint as a whirling dervish “Twirled about, and performed many curious antics, he frequently advanced to me, shaking a long hooked stick, covered with jingling ornaments… 232 more words

Albania

The Owl and the Pussycat

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The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five-pound note. 199 more words

Edward Lear

"The owl and the pussycat" by Edward Lear

Edward Lear

(1812 – 1888)

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The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea

In a beautiful pea green boat,

They took some honey, and plenty of money, 132 more words

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Orwell contra Bradbury ...

Several years after hearing of its existence, I have at last got my hands on a copy of Zamyatin’s We, which is one of the literary curiosities of this book-burning age.

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George Orwell

Robin Williams RIP

When I began teaching, people called me Robin and began to say “Nanu nannu” in class. I had no idea what they were on about until I saw “Dead Poet’s society” which was quite shocking. 1,014 more words

History in Nursery Rhymes: Religious & Civil Strife in Verse

Nursery rhymes have been long used as a means of entertaining children. However, many poems we now consider “nursery rhymes” were originally recited by adults with satirical intent, many poked fun at prominent figures and events of the day. 914 more words

History In The Media