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Edward Lear
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Poet
    (May 12, 1812-January 29, 1888)
    Wrote ‘A Book of Nonsense (1846),’ ‘The Owl and the Pussycat (1867)’ and many nonsense poems
    He was obsessed with his cat.
    When he had a house built, he made it an exact reproduction of his old house, just so the cat wouldn’t be upset.
    He called Queen Victoria ‘an absolute duck.’
    He popularized the limerick, a poetic form that one critic called ‘too irritating for words.’
    He made up a lot of goofy nonsense words.
    Despite writing silly poetry, he was depressed and gloomy.
    He wrote a poem with the questionable title ‘The Dong with a Luminous Nose.’
    His mother ignored him.
    He suffered from epilepsy and asthma.
    He was a talented artist.
    He gave drawing lessons to Queen Victoria.
    He was known as a kind person and good teacher.
    He loved to travel.

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro


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