Definition of Edward Lear

1. Noun. British artist and writer of nonsense verse (1812-1888).

Exact synonyms: Lear
Generic synonyms: Artist, Creative Person, Humorist, Humourist

Lexicographical Neighbors of Edward Lear

Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton
Edward Gibbon
Edward Goldenberg Robinson
Edward Henry Harriman
Edward I
Edward II
Edward III
Edward IV
Edward James Hughes
Edward James Muggeridge
Edward Jean Steichen
Edward Jenner
Edward Kendall
Edward Kennedy Ellington
Edward Lawrie Tatum
Edward Lear (current term)
Edward Lee Thorndike
Edward MacDowell
Edward Morley
Edward Osborne Wilson
Edward Pusey
Edward R. Murrow
Edward Roscoe Murrow
Edward Sapir
Edward Teach
Edward Teller
Edward Thatch
Edward V
Edward VI
Edward VII

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. ..."

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