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Menageries 4: Knowsley and the mad botanicals

More on menageries….real and imaginary. The early 19thc saw a shift from menageries as showcases for curiosities to the beginnings of the zoological garden as a base for science. 1,605 more words

The Owl and the Pussy Cat

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… 200 more words


Nonsense stories, Edward Lear

The limerick owes its name to the town in Ireland, although it was the brilliant ‘nonsense’ poet and artist Edward Lear who popularized the form. As it’s Saint Patrick’s Day, then, I will honour some of the nonsense stories occupying the sports pages with some limericks of my own. 111 more words


Edward Lear, L'Aquila (1845)

Edward Lear, L’Aquila, 1845.
Black chalk, touches of pencil, wash, heightened with white, on light grey paper. Signed and dated 1845 lower left, inscribed Aquila lower left.  27 more words

Edward Lear

Fun Stuff # 4 - Call me!

I reckon an extra verse of the Limerick for every leg of my journey. Contributions welcome!

Yeats would be spinning in his grave,never mind Edward Lear!

Edward Lear, Lago di Fucino (1844)

Edward Lear, Lago di Fucino, 1844.
Black chalk, pencil, touches of wash, heightened with white, on light grey coloured laid paper. Signed and dated 1844 lower right, inscribed Lago di Fucino lower left.  82 more words

Edward Lear