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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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