Who is Edward Lear?

  • (noun): British artist and writer of nonsense verse (1812-1888).
    Synonyms: Lear

Edward Lear

Edward Lear (12 May 1812 – 29 January 1888) was a British artist, illustrator, author, and poet, renowned today primarily for his literary nonsense, in poetry and prose, and especially his limericks, a form that he popularised. From childhood he suffered ill health, including epilepsy, of which he was ashamed, and depression. He travelled widely over much of his life before settling in Sanremo. He never managed to marry, though he did propose it, but he had good friends and doted on his cat. When, after a long decline in health, he died of heart disease, sadly, none of his friends was able to attend his funeral.

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Elton Hayes
... taken on to write and perform a slot in the programme based on Edward Lear's Nonsense Rhymes ... recording of the Victor Hely-Hutchinson setting of Edward Lear's The Owl and the Pussycat ... was one of six song recordings he made of Edward Lear's nonsense verse, the others being the Dudley Glass settings of The Duck and the Kangaroo, The Table and the Chair, The Broom, the Shovel, the Poker ...

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    They went to sea in a Sieve, they did,
    In a Sieve they went to sea:
    In spite of all their friends could say,
    On a winter’s morn, on a stormy day,
    —Edward Lear (1812–1888)