Definition of Edward Lear
1. Noun. British artist and writer of nonsense verse (1812-1888).
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Literary usage of Edward Lear
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Introduction to Poetry by Jay Broadus Hubbell, John Owen Beaty (1922)
"The best known English writers of nonsense verse, all belonging to the nineteenth century, are Thomas Hood, Edward Lear, and Lewis Carrol; ..."
2. The Book of Humorous Verse by Carolyn Wells (1920)
"... far and few, Are the lands where the Jumblies live; Their heads are green, and their hands are blue; And they went to sea in a sieve. Edward Lear. ..."
3. Catalogue of Drawings by British Artists and Artists of Foreign Origin by Laurence Binyon (1902)
"7. TIVOLI. Peasants on a road bordered by olives, with a distant view of Tivoli and hills beyond. Inscribed Tivoli. Signed and dated Edward Lear del,, 1840. ..."
4. Children's Literature: A Textbook of Sources for Teachers and Teacher by Charles Madison Curry (1921)
"One of the two great masters of verse of this sort was the English author Edward Lear (1812-1888). He was also a famous illustrator of books and magazines. ..."