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Edward Lear

Lear in 1888
Born (1812-05-12)12 May 1812
Holloway, Middlesex, England
Died 29 January 1888(1888-01-29) (aged 75)
Sanremo, Liguria, Italy
Occupation Artist, illustrator, writer, poet
Nationality British
Ethnicity English
Citizenship British, Italian
Period 19th century
Genre Children’s literature, literary nonsense

They dined on mince, and slices of quince, Which they ate with a runcible spoon; And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the moon.
Edward Lear
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
Two old Bachelors were living in one house; One caught a Muffin, the other caught a Mouse.
Edward Lear
I was much distressed by next door people who had twin babies and played the violin; but one of the twins died, and the other has eaten the fiddle, so all is peace.
Edward Lear