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Mid-Victorian Memories of Edward Lear

Robert Edward Francillon (1841-1919), barrister, novelist and journalist, editor of The Tatler circa 1877 (works ar Archive.org); from Mid-Victorian Memories. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1914. 30-35: My second author [the first being Thomas Talfourd] was of a very different order. … Continue reading

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W.S.’s Bosh

In a previous post, The Father of Nonsense, I published an 1877 letter in which Edward Lear thanked one W.S. for the dedication of a Book of Bosh, usually taken to be The Book of Bosh. With which are incorporated some amusing and instructive … Continue reading

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Edward Lear and the Brothers Dalziel

So far, Lear has mentioned his nonsense rhymes very little in the Diaries; for instance on 19 September 1860, while at Little Green with the Hornbys, one of the families that most appreciated his nonsense, he writes: I sang nonsense … Continue reading

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Edward Lear Reviewed in Judy

A BOOK OF NONSENSE There was once upon a time — I think it was last Tuesday week — a silly old bald-headed gentleman, who took a Brompton omnibus, and found another silly old bald-headed gentleman inside laughing fit to … Continue reading

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