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Poetry Monday #10

Wow, how quickly has 10 weeks gone? Here is a children’s poem you all should know very well…. 231 more words

Word Cloud: NONSENSE


If we look behind the mask of Comedy, we will find the face of Tragedy. Laughter may be humanity’s greatest survival skill, a potent weapon against despair and the Unfairness of Life. 2,699 more words


Edward Lear's Mucous Membrane (Another Unpublished Poem and a 'Drama')

Harvard University, Houghton Library MS Typ 55.14, item 93:

Once I had a Mucous Membrane
And I kept him in a box ―
Which the lid I fastened down with… 423 more words

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Edward Lear's The Little Mouse: An Unpublished Poem

This poem does not appear in The Complete Verse and Other Nonsense; Vivien Noakes mentioned it in a note to “The Uncareful Cow, who walked about” on p. 611 more words

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And What About Charles?

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The 18th son Charles had an interesting story, he became medical Missionary and went to the West coast of Africa, was a great favourite of the Chiefs, and when he nearly died of malaria, was put on board a ship for England.

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There was an Old Person of Hove

July 20, 2017

The tourists, mods and rockers all go to Brighton.  Hove is where a lot of quite posh people live.

The inspiration for the i360 observation tower came from the architects, husband and wife team David Marks and Julia Barfield, who famously originated and designed the London Eye. 306 more words

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There was an Old Person of Shoreham

July 19, 2017

Muslim scholar Muhammad al-Idrisi, writing c.1153, described Shoreham as “a fine and cultivated city containing buildings and flourishing activity”.  I am pleased to confirm that this is still the case. 187 more words

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