The Natural History of the Wheelbarrow

Detail of a bas-de-page scene showing a demon carrying souls to Hell in a wheelbarrow, from the ‘Taymouth Hours’, England (London?), second quarter of the 14th century, Yates Thompson MS 13, f. 139v.

Detail of a bas-de-page scene showing a demon carrying souls to Hell in a wheelbarrow, from the ‘Taymouth Hours’, England (London?), second quarter of the 14th century, Yates Thompson MS 13, f. 139v. British Library.

Tommy Thumb's Pretty Song Book. London: M. Cooper, c 1744. From The Annotated Mother Goose.Ed W.S. and C. Baring-Gould.

Tommy Thumb’s Pretty Song Book. London: M. Cooper, c 1744. From The Annotated Mother Goose.Ed W.S. and C. Baring-Gould.

Joshua Kirby Baldrey (1754-1828), H-st-gs ho, rare H-st-gs!, 1788. Etching. Hastings at wheelbarrow in which sit George III and Thurlow. “What a Man buys he may sell”

Joshua Kirby Baldrey (1754-1828), H-st-gs ho, rare H-st-gs!, 1788. Etching. Hastings at wheelbarrow in which sit George III and Thurlow. “What a Man buys he may sell.” Graphic Arts Collection, Princeton University Library.

The History of Sixteen Wonderful Old Women. London: J. Harris and Son, 1820.

The History of Sixteen Wonderful Old Women. London: J. Harris and Son, 1820.

The Only True Mother Goose Melodies. Boston: Munroe & Francis, 1833.

The Only True Mother Goose Melodies. Boston: Munroe & Francis, 1833.

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Edward Lear, undated limerick, prepared for More Nonsense (1872) but not used. From Teapots & Quails.

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