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Summer Reading, Watching and Listening

Here is a list of Edward Lear resources I found in the past months but never posted; please note I have also added several items to the bibliographies: Hugh Haughton, “Edward Lear and ‘The Fiddlediddlety of Representation.’” The Oxford Handbook … Continue reading

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Lewis Carroll, the Limerick, and the Meeting That Failed

Douglas-Fairhurst, Robert. The Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and the Secret History of Wonderland. Cambridge (Mass): Harvard University Press, 2015. pp. 39-40: What makes Useful and Instructive Poetry espefcially useful and instructive in terms of Carroll’s later literary career is … Continue reading

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Two Watercolours of Shells by Edward Lear

The two watercolours below were on sale on eBay a few weeks ago; according to the label, they were made as “watercolour samples for Gould’s Natural History.” eBay. eBay.

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 27,000 times in 2014. If it were a … Continue reading

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George Thomas Lanigan’s Ahkoond of Swat

From American Notes and Queries, vol. 4, no. 6, 7 December 1889, pp. 67-8. Ahkoond of Swat. — Can you give me a poem of this title by the late George Lanigan?Frank E. Marshall. Philadelphia, Pa. A gentleman on the … Continue reading

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 28,000 times in 2013. If it were a … Continue reading

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