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Edward Lear and Kleptomania

Edward Lear Was haunted by a fear While travelling in Albania Of contracting kleptomania. W.H. Auden, Academic Graffiti (1971). More here. I just learned about this clerihew from the latest issue of the TLS.

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Two Events with Edward Lear’s Music

This October Sara Lodge has organized two events on Edward Lear’s music, a central subject of her recent Inventing Edward Lear (recently reviewed in The TLS together with James Williams’s book on Edward Lear). Edward Lear’s Bongs, Dongs and Songs … Continue reading

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Edward Lear, Letter to Mrs Bond

Lear (Edward, 1812-1888). Autograph letter in the third person, 65 Oxford Terrace, Hyde Park, circa 1853, to Mrs Bond, thanking her ‘for a very obliging letter, & also for the Post Office order for 8 shillings. The set of songs … Continue reading

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Civitella Gazette

BM 1975,0920.13. ©Trustees of the British Museum Penry Williams, “Civitella Gazette”, view of the Serpentara; a group of artists, including Samuel and Hannah Palmer and Albin Martin, sketching in a landscape. 1839 Pen and brown ink. “Mr. Lear” is the … Continue reading

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Edward Lear and the Classics

It is well know that Edward Lear did not have a formal education, a fact that he apparently did not consider a limitation as he thought that it had left him with a curiosity to know new things that lacked … Continue reading

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Edward Lear and Mount Athos

Stephen Duckworth, who kindly keeps me informed of auction sales of Edward Lear paintings, and whose article on “Edward Lear’s Cretan Drawings” is now available for download, together with the full issue of The New Griffon 12 (2011, also see the … Continue reading

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James Williams’s Edward Lear (A Review)

Some things never change, the world is declining, and only a very few things seem to be getting better with the passing of time. This is certainly the case with the “Writers and their Work” series: when James Williams told … Continue reading

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