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Not strange so blithesome I appear! I was brought up on Edward Lear

The following poem has been published on in William B. Osgood Field’s Edward Lear on My Shelves (p. 158). Osgood Field found it in a copy of Edward Lear’s 1871  160 more words

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Edward Lear and Edward Gibbon

On 2 January 1882 Edward Lear wrote in his diary that he “took a Gibbon’s Rise & Fall up to Mrs. Welfords” and then at the bottom of the page added a limerick obviously inspired by this event: the poem was pyblished by Osgood Field in his  65 more words

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Edward Lear and his Garden

The last page of a letter from San Remo, by Edward Lear; from the George Gery Milner-Gibson-Cullum autograph collection at Trinity College Library, Cambridge.

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The Owl and The Pussycat... 10 years or so later

“The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
   In a beautiful pea-green boat…”

– Edward Lear

On the day that Owl and Pussycat went to sea, 167 more words


More Summer Reading

It seems I missed several more articles on Edward Lear:

Marroni, Francesco. “Byron, Edward Lear and the Riddle of Albania.” Skills and Tools to the Cultural Heritage and Cultural Tourism Management… 412 more words

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Ready to be distracted? Scroobius Pip's 'Distraction Pieces Podcast' is well worth a listen.

There are lots of podcasts, and it can be hard to find good ones. The medium is criticised, quite fairly, for often being just a couple of people having a long chats loose on structure. 476 more words

"At this spot is one of the views on 
which those few travellers who pass from Reggio 
to Naples by land are accustomed to bestow 
enthusiastic praise ; nor is it unworthy of its 
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