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MereEnglish: WHITE HISTORY MONTH Today we had the pleasure of reading limericks by Edward Lear, a White Man! There was an Old Man of West Dumpet, Who possessed a large Nose like a Trumpet; When he blew it aloud, It astonished the crowd, And was heard through the whole of West Dumpet.

softblushs: Paintings by Edward Lear

PuritiaMentis: There was an Old Man of New York, Who murdered himself with a fork; But nobody cried though he very soon died,- For that silly Old Man of New York. Edward Lear

PuritiaMentis: There was an old man on the Border, Who lived in the utmost disorder; He danced with the cat, and made tea in his hat, Which vexed all the folks on the Border. Edward Lear

joshbythesea: wish Edward Lear had seen this

margraz: Edward Lear, Bab el Kalabshe on the Nile (1871)

highamnews: A newly-discovered 1871 Edward Lear oil painting of Egypt up for auction at Sotheby's. Based on watercolours made on an 1867 trip. Unlike many of his oils, which are laboured and heavily-worked, this looks as if it captures some of the life and spontaneity of his watercolours...

abu_dajjaj: Jefferson Airplane should have had the balls to use Edward Lear as source material

MulberryCorfu: There are always some flowers here -I never saw such a place; the ground is quite purple with cyclamens now in some places, & there are some yellow cistuses. Edward Lear, October 1856, The Corfu Years

margraz: Edward Lear, The Gorge at Suk Wady Barada, Lebanon (1858)

EMCPSNEWCASTLE: Working hard in 2F to recite all 6 verses of The Quangle Wangle’s Hat by Edward Lear! We are using story maps and actions to help us remember.

GSKStrategy: Journals of a Landscape Painter in Albania, &c"is one of the most remarkable illustrated travel books by the English artist,illustrator,musician, author,poet Edward Lear.He was a passionate painter and loved Albania, Mount Tomorr,Gjirokastra,Kruja, Kalama,Vjosa and the Albanians.

michaelscaines: The only attempt at Nonsense I have lately made has been.. to conclude the History of Mr & Mrs Discobbolos. I regret to say that family dissensions dispersed their happiness, & all the Discobboli eventually were blown up by Dynamite.. – Edward Lear, Oct 15 1879

il_cagnaccio: I love Edward Lear.

NoreenMasud: The arrival of more proofs: sudden, but not surprising. If you like sudden and surprising things, and Edward Lear, this is out in Modern Philology in February 2022.

AshmoleanKrasis: 7/We finally come to rest in front of John Martin’s ‘Isle of Man’ and Edward Lear’s ‘Jerusalem’, discussing appropriation, identity and ownership; ideas of place and landscape, and the kinds of belonging invested in their representation.

WreayPrimarySch: Badger class have produced some fantastic artwork based on the ‘The Quangle Wangle’s hat’ by Edward Lear.

MiraKaliani: Edward Lear Venice

EllenDibble: Edward Lear wove owl into a poem a early reader might not enjoy that much, but between honey/money and owl and cat, I suspect his inspiration. Ditto AA Milne, whose Wol could not spell his own name. 2/2

PaulWelsh89: Edward Lear Bagnara Calabra

MulberryCorfu: I wish I could give you an idea of the beauty of this island, it is really a paradise Edward Lear, in a letter to his sister Ann, 1848 (in Greece, Michael Carroll, IB Taurus)

agoodconfession: A telephone booth that only deals with poetry...I like the idea but want it to go further. Perhaps a random selection that dictates the kind of day you're going to have. What would you prefer? An Edward Lear Day or a Byronic 24 hours...

drewdog2060_: "There was an Old Man with a beard, ..." - Edward Lear Read more here:

ArtistHockney: David Hockney, Plate for Edward Lear, (1964)

MarineCafeBlog: The arguments they make to justify this shameful practice are as nonsensical as the drawing of a servant by the 19th-century English painter and writer, Edward Lear.

objeu: Ken Nordine's superb recording of Edward Lear's "The Akond of Swat" (I could do without the music)

agoodconfession: If your day was dictated by a random poem... Edward Lear Day is supposed to be warm and funny, but somehow it goes a bit flat at the end and you’re left thinking that really should have been better…

Chickolsson: The Jumblies by Edward Lear | Poetry Foundation

gossamergyne: working on my lewis carroll/edward lear slashfic

YUKFUNWOW: Cute vintage illustration of the day: cover of Limericks by Lear illustrated by Lois Ehlert. Spotted on Biblio:

AestheticCircus: Edward Lear View of the Bay of Ragusa, now called Dubrovnik Watercolour heightened with white on paper 16.80 x 26.30 cm

Pub_Hist: Edward Lear Jericho

bringjeremy: Edward Lear never promoted a tweet

140wisdompearls: Childhood favourite

ScriptDoctorWho: Again, you talk like Edward Lear.

bm_european: Edward Lear, Philae on the Nile, 1855

oart7218: Dalyan on the Bosphorus by 19th Century European artists including Amadeo Preziosi and Edward Lear

oart7218: Oil and watercolour paintings of Dalyan fishing on the Bosphorus Themistokles von Eckenbrecher, 1871 Anton Melbye, circa 1853 Edward Lear, 1848

epidotepress: Silent Matter: Edward Lear's "Hagar and Silsilis, Egypt," 1856. Bequeathed to the Wadsworth Atheneum by Edward Gorey. Initially drawn to this watercolor because it reminded me of Seghers—later to learn of its provenance and Gorey's search for "silent matter" in all art.

keevah_simone: “And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the moon.” ― Edward Lear

MulberryCorfu: Rose before 6. Cloudy and soft morning -having rained and more rain probable. So our outdoor picnic must be given up. Edward Lear, September 1877 (The Corfu Years)

ivorygoats: Books I read in my time away: The Cubies' ABC Struwwelpeter The Gas Field Guide to Cthulhu Monsters The Art of Computer Designing Grimorium Verum The Demon The Tale of Lohengrin Secret Societies Illustrated Edward Lear's Nonsense Books A Treatise on the Adulteration of Food

bluebox99: I would have liked Edward Lear. He loved his friends and his cat ‘Old Foss’ He enjoyed drawing and sketched his body to be perfectly spherical, which proved he definitely had a good sense of humour. He wore a ‘Runcible’ hat (great word) and enjoyed nonsense, art and writing.

Sherborneprep: “And all were as happy as happy can be With the Quangle Wangle Quee.” So sang Edward Lear. Read the full article, written by Richard Pyman, teacher of Latin and English, here:

davidlrattigan: This sounds good. Great to be celebrating Edward Lear's connections to Knowsley Hall.

ham_drawing: Edward Lear, Landscape, Casabianda, Corsica, 19th century

3468marsh: Captain Barry Ingram, OC 1/Border Regt Mortar Group. He was taken POW on this day in 1944 in Oosterbeek after trying to bluff his way through German Patrols posing as a local using “a mix of schoolboy French and Edward Lear”. The scarf was fashioned from a ladies’ silk pyjamas.

joematango: ‘It was Edward Lear, I believe,’ W. H. Auden remarked in his inaugural lecture as Professor of Poetry at Oxford, ‘who said that the truest test of imagination is the ability to name a cat.'"

nakodoyo: Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae, or Parrots is an 1832 book by Edward Lear containing 42 hand-coloured lithographs (example pictured). Lear started painting parrots for the book in 1830 when he was 18 years old, and to get material for his book he studied live bir…

EBloodaxe19: There was an Old Man on the Border BY EDWARD LEAR There was an old man on the Border, Who lived in the utmost disorder; He danced with the cat, and made tea in his hat, Which vexed all the folks on the Border.

highamnews: An early Edward Lear: Wastwater, Lake District (1837). England's cloudy skies and modest mountains did not bring out the best of him, unlike the Mediterranean...

KingTriZi: September 25 Wikipedia featured article: Plate 21, depicting a male red-capped parrot Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae, or Parrots is an 1832 book by Edward Lear containing 42 hand-coloured lithographs (example pictured). Lear started painting parrots for the book in…

dailywiki_en: Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae, or Parrots is an 1832 book by Edward Lear containing 42 hand-coloured lithographs (example pictured). Lear started painting parrots for the book in ...

a_london_pigeon: Dear people some of us are well on in years Me included Let's all wake up in the morning and be glad Together .. . Edward Lear’s illustration for his limerick ‘There was an old person of Hove, Who frequented the depths of a grove ; .."

45YSiB8GweSgBuW: Edward Lear - Avenue of Trees, 1867

royaldumond: Richard Stilwell, John SInglaub, World Anti-Communist League, non-lethal weapons, The Aviary, Kirkland Air Force Base, Los Alamos, Edward Teller, Richard Doty, John Lear, Phoenix Program, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos,

margraz: Edward Lear, Wastwater, Lake District, England (1837)

nicolsonbrooks: Birthdays end creative slumps. For my youngest granddaughter. 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) What a stroke of luck. There is even a duck. (Me)

margraz: Edward Lear and the Barrel-Orgon

EMCPSNEWCASTLE: Year 2 have really enjoyed learning The Quangle Wangle’s Hat by Edward Lear this week!

TheHMProA: "And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the moon." ― Edward Lear

BadSpit: Edward Lear letter to Evelyn Baring, 1862: Thrippy Pilliwinx, — Inkly tinky pobblebockle able-squabs? Flosky! Beebul trimble flosky! Okulscratch abibblebongibo, viddle squibble tog-atog, ferry moyassity amsky flamsky damsky crocklefether squiggs. Flinky wisty pomm, Slushypipp

elysiumdesigns: Edward Lear — Google Arts & Culture

elysiumdesigns: I almost forgot how much I love these...

elysiumdesigns: Exhibit Honors Edward Lear, British Bird (and Limerick) Artist | Audubon

BookRarities: 1872 First Edition Edward Lear More Nonsense Pictures, Rhymes Botany 138 Plates

PublicDomainRev: Piggiwiggi Pyramidalis and more — from Edward Lear's "Nonsense Botany" (1871-77), which sees the Victorian artist and writer turn his peculiar brand of verbal and visual invention to the world of plant taxonomy. More here:

margraz: Edward Lear, Castel San Niceto, Calabria

johnnytheshort: with extra bubble n squeak from; Lewis Carroll Molière Edward Lear James Joyce Thomas Pynchon Leo Baxendale Green's Dictionary of Slang that's ya lot, cock

UlyssesReader: John O'Leary against Lear O'Johnny, Lord Edward Fitzgerald against Lord Gerald Fitzedward, The O'Donoghue of the Glens against The Glens of The O'Donoghue.

UrYourFuture: “Far and few, far and few, Are the lands where the Jumblies live; Their heads are green, and their hands are blue, And they went to sea in a sieve.” Edward Lear

amouthfulofair: ‘You could read The Jumblies as a parable of the creative life. Artists or entrepreneurs set out in the face of dire warnings and at a certain point it’s a case of sink or swim.’ Hear Mark read and discuss 'The Jumblies'

s_r_tarnmoor: In which Edward Lear has premonitions of Twitter

JSTOR_Daily: Done with Edward Lear? Say meow to Sylvia Plath, Mary O’Malley, and other awesome poets who have written about cats.

jacklasalle1: So———; He’s writing a Bibliography? I doubt he can spell bibliography let alone write one! Who’s his ghostwriter? Edward Lear? (Book of Nonsense)

WhiteRabbitCol: XU ZHEN® 'Immortals’ Trails in Secret Land' (2012) audaciously appropriates imagery from sources as eclectic as Edward Lear’s nineteenth century drawings of parrots; illuminated manuscripts and ornate Rococo furniture to produce something that looks like a Baroque tapestry.

saelander: Edward Lear’s Nonsense Botany.

EricIdle: Begins I think with Edward Lear. It’s nonsense. Literally non sense. The logical opposite of sense.

ComicThief: Edward Lear just burst into tears of joy!

medicalcoverup: Sad life of Sheila Caffell - modelling, abortion and mental health crisis

fivekingdoms: Edward Lear. Colin West. Charles Causley. AA Milne. Christina Rossetti

Carlabela1: The Quangle Wangle's Hat by Edward Lear

Artrepreneur_OG: "And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the moon, The moon, The moon, They danced by the light of the moon." - Edward Lear 'The Dance' by Thia Rice, Pro member. Visit Thia's profile:

GeoffChilds1066: Postmark of the Day 1988 Designed by the Partners Edward Lear 1812-1888 London EC1 Geoff (GBCC)

walder_dennis: I think Edward Lear once saw one…

GillianLazarus: So much nonsense on that JVL page, you'd think Edward Lear wrote it only it doesn't rhyme.

maclean_megan: I said what I said DON'T COME FOR ME, EDWARD LEAR STANS.

DrBruess: New artwork for sale! - "Edward Lear Self Portrait 64" -

margraz: Edward Lear, Rebus Letter

TheWrongtom: Can't not share this SOTT clip again. Prince takes over the drums for Sheila E's Edward Lear rap on Beautiful Night. Love how he looks like he's losing it at one point (he's far from lost), and I still don't quite know when they change over again

JourneywStory: Can you guess what kind of creature the Scroobius Pip is? Is he beast or insect, bird or fish? Children will delight in this nonsense poem by Edward Lear.

ArtistHockney: David Hockney, Plate for Edward Lear, (1964)

CAA_Official: I do love Edward Lear’s Nonsense Poems

Pub_Hist: Edward Lear A view of Mahe, Kerala, India

margraz: Edward Lear, Foliage

MarineCafeBlog: THE TRAINING OVERLOAD ON SEAFARERS. See more drawings by British artist and writer Edward Lear with my own maritime captions:

ApolloStark1: Edward Lear, one of my favourite all time writers!

naotoj: "Edward Lear's picture of seven guinea pigs beneath a lettuce from The History of the Seven Families of Lake Pipple-popple possibly inspired a similar illustration in The Flopsy Bunnies."

CritReadings: CR Episode 93: Edward Lear’s Complete Nonsense

phenmetz: That feeling when you step out into the kitchen, barefoot, and see the empty ice cube tray, the empty bourbon bottle, your foot is really cold, really cold and it all comes home to roost. Oh Edward Lear you were no slouch.

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