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michaellondonsf: …And forty bottles of Ring-Bo-Ree, And no end of Stilton Cheese. Far and few, far and few… Pleasures of reading aloud. (Edward Lear) corrected

BooksCarra: “The Jumblies” by Edward Lear


Desirel: Homage to Edward Lear: 250 Libellous Limericks de Simon R. Gladdish

Pablojhelman: Edward Lear

iamdariusmullin: I’m obsessed with the wild discrepancy of detail in these sketches of Australian wildlife by Edward Lear in the 1830s.

Zardoz67: Second film of the weekend. 1917. Go see it on the biggest screen possible. Never thought I’d be reduced to tears by Edward Lear’s The Jumblies. Starry minor role casting pulls you out of it slightly but the two leads, particularly George Mackay, are amazing.

HWarlow: How fab this is. Art that bounces of the page and demands you look at everything that is going on! Birds fish snakes . I’m sure Edward Lear could have written a Limerick about it. Rlon Wang Illustrator

StateOfLoveAnd: The Jumblies BY EDWARD LEAR I They went to sea in a Sieve, they did, In a Sieve they went to sea: In spite of all their friends could say, On a winter’s morn, on a stormy day, In a Sieve they went to sea! And when the Sieve turned round and round ...

Richardson_CW: Lovely to hear the children's poetry of Edward Lear recited in one of 1917's few moments of quiet and grace.

watercolour_tww: On this day in 1849, the artist, author and nonsense poet Edward Lear was outside the walls of Suez with his watercolours out.

watercolour_tww: Image details: 'Outside the Walls of Suez, 8:30 am', 17 January 1849, Edward Lear. Image credit Yale Center For British Art. Public domain. Link:

actiondirector1: Yet another example of Hollywood pushing Deep State propaganda. 'Homeland' Declassified: Battles, Backlash, CIA Meetings and a Secret Call With Edward Snowden

leesargent: There was an Old Man of the Coast, Who placidly sat on a post; But when it was cold he relinquished his hold, And called for some hot buttered toast. Edward Lear

felixtrench: Once we separate the style from the people, we get this idea of 'sense of humour'. "I like Edward Lear, a comforting author from childhood" becomes "I like nonsense poetry." (I do).

s0ngb1rd: The Jumblies | CLASSIC | Edward Lear - Kids' Poems and Stories With Mich...

50yearsofhurt: They sailed to the Western Sea, they did, To a land all covered with trees, And they bought an Owl, and a useful Cart, And a pound of Rice, and a Cranberry Tart, And a hive of silvery Bees. Edward Lear - died otd 1888

louisedotwaller: The Sense Beneath Edward Lear’s Nonsense

desodr1: Really enjoyed 1917... vg rather than 'great'. It even has some lines from Edward Lear

louisedotwaller: Edward Lear's Egyptian Sketches

BeccadT: But the bit that flawed me emotionally was unexpected and individual: George MacKay reciting Edward Lear's The Jumblies. My parents used to read it to me.

margraz: Edward Lear and Kleptomania

jlnyng_ebooks: 17 percent of you to the nonsense writing of Edward Lear as a feather, stiff as a complete recluse.

michaelscaines: Calm again, & lovely ― all day: but *cold*.. Painted, from 10.30 to 5 ― at Butrinto. At 5.15 ― walked to Kastrades & back by 6.15. 6.30 Dined. ― 7.30 to 10.20 ― penned out 3 Egyptian drawings ― Thebes. ― Werry methoddikle, we are. – Edward Lear, Jan 8 1862

margraz: A New Edward Lear Cartoon

Enterta19001401: Nonsense Songs by Edward Lear Animation

MelanieJaxn: There was an Old Man with a beard, Who said, “It is just as I feared! — Two Owls and a Hen, four Larks and a Wren, Have all built their nests in my beard. -Edward Lear

MulberryCorfu: As for me I may say thankfully that no month of January in all my life has gone so happily as this, by constant work & tolerable health...I always burn 2 fires but I generally have an open window and the gorgeousness of the mountains has been daily most wonderful. Edward Lear

danehy_edward: Let’s me say this would be the best place for John Bolton to testify. I’m guessing we Lear very quickly what Bolton’s real plan.

Poem of the day

The Shoe Tying
 by Robert Herrick

Anthea bade me tie her shoe;
I did ; and kissed the instep too:
And would have kissed unto her knee,
Had not her blush rebuked me.


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