Tag Archives: Limerick

Carolyn Wells, The Troubled Whale

Carolyn Wells, “The Troubled Whale.” Illustrated by J.M. Condé. The Metropolitan Magazine, vol. XXII no. 5, August 1905, p. 545.

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Carolyn Wells, The Pround Eel

Carolyn Wells, “The Proud Eel.” Illustrated by J.M. Condé. The Metropolitan Magazine, vol. XXII no. 4, July 1905, p. 512.

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Carolyn Wells, The Scientific Goose

Carolyn Wells, “The Scientific Goose.” Illustrated by J.M. Condé. The Metropolitan Magazine, vol. XXII no. 3, June 1905, p. 3377.

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WS Gilbert’s Nonsense Poems

W.S. Gilbert never really wrote Nonsense; his Bab Ballads and other collections, while obviously influenced by Edward Lear ― especially in the strongly caricatural style of the pictures accompanying his poems in the early editions – are rather in the … Continue reading

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The Gook

Gustave Verbeek‘s Loony Lyrics of Lulu, 17 July – 23 October 1910, presented an adventure of Lulu and her “papa” with a fantastic animal described in the last panel in a limerick composed by Lulu, a real tour de force, as … Continue reading

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JP Benson’s Woozlebeasts

A rare example of a coloured Woozlebeasts strip by John Prentiss Benson (11 September 1904). On nonsenselit.org you will find the full run of the newspaper strips, in black and white, as well as the 1905 book published by Moffat, … Continue reading

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Limericks!

A quick note on a few studies on the limerick I have read or re-read recently. Scheepers, Christoph, et al. “Listening to Limericks: A Pupillometry Investigation of Perceivers’ Expectancy.” PLoS ONE 8.9 (2013): e74986. The abstract appears to confirm what … Continue reading

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