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The Wisdom of Nonsense

WELL-TIMED nonsense is the divinest sense. In the current number of the Cornhill Magazine Canon Selwyn publishes some of the later letters of Edward Lear… 1,556 more words

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Later Letters of Edward Lear (to Canon Selwyn)

‘I DARE say you know my name: I once brought out the “Book of Nonsense,”‘ said the elderly gentleman wearing an eye-shade, as he sat under a shaded lamp in his solitary corner of the… 4,046 more words

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Mind Your Language

Many people think a runcible spoon is a sort of pickle-fork with a serrated edge. If that is what they call it, then that is the word for it, but it is not the same word that Edward Lear used when he wrote of a runcible spoon in 1871. 385 more words

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The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear

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. 196 more words


The Duck and the Kangaroo

Written by Edward Lear, Illustrated by Jane Wattenberg HarperCollins, 2009

Said the Duck to the Kangaroo,

“Good gracious! How you hop!”

Did You Know?  Female kangaroos can determine the sex of their offspring and even delay gestation if survival conditions are not favorable.

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Quinces baked in honey

‘They dined on mince, and slices of quince
Which they ate with a runcible spin
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, 433 more words


National Limerick Day is Here!

It’s been fun reading all the great limericks everyone’s been posting in celebration of National Limerick Day 2016.  You are all so talented.

I thought I had best be presenting one myself, after all, I’ve been egging everyone else along.

#1 Best Selling Author Annette Rochelle Aben