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Edward Lear was a British artist, illustrator and writer known for his nonsensical poetry and his limericks, a form which he popularized. In 1846 he published A Book of Nonsense, a volume of limericks which went through three editions and helped popularise the form. In 1865 The History of the Seven Families of the Lake Pipple-Popple was published, and in 1867 his most famous piece of nonsense, The Owl and the Pussycat, which he wrote for the children of his patron Edward Stanley, 13th Earl of Derby. Many other works followed. For more poetry, please visit the Lit2Go collection at the University of South Florida on iTunes U.

Edward Lear: Poems and Limericks Florida Department of Education

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Edward Lear was a British artist, illustrator and writer known for his nonsensical poetry and his limericks, a form which he popularized. In 1846 he published A Book of Nonsense, a volume of limericks which went through three editions and helped popularise the form. In 1865 The History of the Seven Families of the Lake Pipple-Popple was published, and in 1867 his most famous piece of nonsense, The Owl and the Pussycat, which he wrote for the children of his patron Edward Stanley, 13th Earl of Derby. Many other works followed. For more poetry, please visit the Lit2Go collection at the University of South Florida on iTunes U.

    "The Owl and the Pussy-Cat"

    "The Owl and the Pussy-Cat"

    • 1 min
    "There Was a Young Lady"

    "There Was a Young Lady"

    • 26 sec
    "There Is a Young Lady Whose Nose"

    "There Is a Young Lady Whose Nose"

    • 28 sec
    "There Was an Old Man of the West"

    "There Was an Old Man of the West"

    • 35 sec
    "There Was an Old Man With a Beard"

    "There Was an Old Man With a Beard"

    • 26 sec
    "There Was an Old Person of Dean"

    "There Was an Old Person of Dean"

    • 26 sec

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