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Edward Lear’s Diaries & More Reading Material

The Houghton Library blog has posted the second part of Matt Bevis’s series on Edward Lear devoted to the importance of the diaries which, as I’m sure most of you know, are available online as images and partial transcripts. It seems … Continue reading

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A Little More to Read on Edward Lear

Cara Giaimo on Edward Lear as “a Teenage Parrot-Painting Prodigy” from Atlas Obscura. And Matthew Bevis’s long review of Jenny Uglow’s Mr Lear for the London Review of Books, vol. 39, no. 24 (only available to subscribers, unfortunately). I have also found out that many … Continue reading

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Peter Newell and Edward Lear

Equally individual [as Stockton’s article on A.B. Frost mentioned in the previous review] is Mr. Peter Newell, who has just published a collection of his quaintly illustrated nonsense verses, under the title of Peter Newell’s Pictures and Rhymes. The world … Continue reading

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An 1852 Review of “Journals of a Landscape Painter in Southern Calabria”

Journals of a Landscape Painter in Southern Calabria, &c. By Edward Lear, Author of “Journals of a Lnadscape Painter in Albania,” &c. ―London: Bentley, 1852. This splendidly got up volume contains a simple but lively and graphic narrative of a … Continue reading

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Review of an Edward Lear Exhibition, from The Tablet (1958)

Edward Lear IT is not only since the advent of Punch that Englishmen have claimed a sense of humour as their monopoly. As long ago as 1673 the Earl of Peterborough wrote of the Duchess of  Modena: “She is really … Continue reading

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Children’s Books for Christmas 1871

Sing-Song: a Nursery-rhyme Book. By Christina G. Rossetti. With 120 Illustrations by Arthur Hughes. Routledge. The Princess and the Goblin. By George Macdonald. Strahan. Through the Looking-glass, and what Alice saw there. By the Author of Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland. … Continue reading

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Blessed Be Nonsense!

NONSENSE Blessed be nonsense! And blessed be he who invented it! But who was he? Was he pliocene or miocene? Were little Tubal Cain and his sister Naamah sung to sleep by anything deliciously silly? Did anybody draw funny caricatures … Continue reading

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