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John Mole, The Edward Lear Poem (1989)

John Mole, “The Edward Lear Poem.” The Spectator, 2 December 1989, p. 42. He kept his wife in a box he did And she never complained though the neighbours did Because of the size of the box and the way … Continue reading

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John Fuller, Edward Lear in Corsica

John Fuller, “Edward Lear in Corsica.” Times Literary Supplement, 7 July 1995. New Selected Poems: 1983-2008. London, Chatto & Windus, 2012. Is it not unpleasant, at fifty-six years of age, to feel that it is increasingly probablu that a man … Continue reading

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Emo Verkerk’s Portraits of Edward Lear

Painter and sculptor Emo Verkerk has produced several portraits of Edward Lear over the years, here are three, from the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag website. Studie voor Portret van Edward Lear (1985). Oil and collage on plastic canvas. 55,5cm x 40cm. Gemeentemuseum Den Haag: … Continue reading

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John Ashbery, The Dong with the Luminous Nose (1998)

The Dong With the Luminous Nose (a cento) Within a windowed niche of that high hall I wake and feel the fell of dark, not day. I shall rush out as I am, and walk the street The lights begin … Continue reading

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Christopher Middleton, Edward Lear in February

Since last September I’ve been trying to describe Two moonstone hills, And an ochre mountain, by candlelight, behind, But a lizard has been sick into the ink, A cat keeps clawing at me, you should see my face, I’m too … Continue reading

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A New Collection, with a Never-before-Seen Portrait of Edward Lear

On the 1st August 2010 Vivien Noakes received an email telling her of some pictures owned by descendants of Sarah Street, née Lear. A further email yielded a few details; but the onset of Dr. Noakes’s final illness aborted the … Continue reading

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