Excelsior[H.W. Longfellow's famous poem, Jams Thurber's illustrated version, and a "Parody" attributed to Edward Lear. One of these days I am going to publish a scan of the manuscript, in the State Library of Victoria.]
Don’t be so beastly!
There was a time when you could sing, ‘I love little pussy, her coat is so warm’ without fear of innuendo. There was no pun intended when Edward Lear wrote, ‘O lovely Pussy, O Pussy, my love, what a beautiful Pussy you are.’ Puss or pussy has been the nursery term for [...]
Bolivia: Bring your own dynamite
Jim Perrin sees toucan-shaped phone boxes and an Edward Lear zoo in Bolivia.[Again, not really about EL.]Telegraph | Travel
Four larks and a wren
EDWARD Lear was no doubt thinking of the famous skylark of England, two pairs having nests in his beard. The UK has three lark species and Africa has 80% of all the world’s 75 lark species. Larks are mostly concentrated in the Old World in their distribution. The Horned Lark alone [...]
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