"The Limerick is Furtive and Mean…"

“The Limerick is Furtive and Mean…”
From the Maigue poets to Ogden Nash, witty wordsmiths have delighted in composing the oft-risqu� five-line verses.
[Nice article, though it repeats the myth of the Irish origin of the limerick and does not mention Lear’s direct antecedents. Thanks to Arthur Deex for sending me the link: ah, don’t forget to download the full text of the article in pdf format.]

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