Lear in 1888
12 May 1812|
Holloway, Middlesex, England
|Died||29 January 1888
Sanremo, Liguria, Italy
|Occupation||Artist, illustrator, writer, poet|
|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.
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.
Two old Bachelors were living in one house; One caught a Muffin, the other caught a Mouse.
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.