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Edward Lear

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Edward Lear (12 May 1812 – 29 January 1888) was an English artist, illustrator, musician, author and poet, and is known now mostly for his literary nonsense in poetry and prose and especially his limericks, a form he popularised. [1]

86 relations: A Beach Full of Shells, Abruzzo, Al Stewart, Alba Fucens, Aldiborontiphoskyphorniostikos, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Anagram, Andrew Sachs, Aosta, Apulia, Art UK, Ashmolean Museum, Asthma, Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature, Basilicata, BBC, BBC Radio 4, Bradt Travel Guides, Bronchitis, Calabria, Canton of Ticino, Cardiovascular disease, Castel di Sangro, Derek Jacobi, Edward Smith-Stanley, 13th Earl of Derby, Egypt, Epileptic seizure, Foss (cat), Goffredo Petrassi, Greece, Ground meat, Holloway, London, Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae, or Parrots, Italian Peninsula, John Edward Gray, John Gould, John James Audubon, Julia Blackburn, Kingdom of Italy, Knowsley Hall, Lazio, Lear's macaw, Liguria, Limerick (poetry), List of Orientalist artists, List of wildlife artists, Literary nonsense, Lombardy, Marsica, Melancholia, ..., Melfi, Middlesex, Molise, Monte Generoso, Nancy Ekholm Burkert, Neologism, Off-color humor, Ogden Nash, Oil painting, Orientalism, Oxford, Paperback Writer, Poetry, Quince, Rhinoceros, Rome, Royal Academy of Arts, Runcible, Sanremo, Saturday-morning cartoon, Scarlet macaw, Schema (psychology), Sicily, Sonnet, Souliotes, Sri Lanka, Stanza, Switzerland, The Beatles, The Owl and the Pussycat, The Scroobious Pip, The Tomfoolery Show, Trinity College, Cambridge, Wash (visual arts), Watercolor painting, Zoological Society of London. Expand index (36 more) »

A Beach Full of Shells

A Beach Full of Shells is the fifteenth studio album by Al Stewart, released in 2005.

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Abruzzo (Aquiliano: Abbrùzzu) is a region of Southern Italy, with an area of 10,763 square km (4,156 sq mi) and a population of 1.2 million.

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Al Stewart

Alastair Ian Stewart (born 5 September 1945) is a British singer-songwriter and folk-rock musician who rose to prominence as part of the British folk revival in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Alba Fucens

Alba Fucens was an ancient Italic town occupying a lofty location (1,000 m) at the foot of the Monte Velino, c. 6.5 km north of Avezzano, Abruzzo, central Italy.

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Aldiborontiphoskyphorniostikos was a book that contained a game in which players had to read the snippet for each letter of the alphabet as fast as they could without making a mistake.

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson (6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892) was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular British poets.

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An anagram is a word or phrase formed by rearranging the letters of a different word or phrase, typically using all the original letters exactly once.

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Andrew Sachs

Andreas Siegfried "Andrew" Sachs (7 April 1930 – 23 November 2016) was a British actor.

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Aosta (Aoste; Aoûta; Augusta Praetoria Salassorum; Augschtal; Osta) is the principal city of Aosta Valley, a bilingual region in the Italian Alps, north-northwest of Turin.

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Apulia (Puglia; Pùglia; Pulia; translit) is a region of Italy in Southern Italy bordering the Adriatic Sea to the east, the Ionian Sea to the southeast, and the Strait of Òtranto and Gulf of Taranto to the south.

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Art UK

Art UK is a registered charity in the United Kingdom, previously known as the Public Catalogue Foundation.

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Ashmolean Museum

The Ashmolean Museum (in full the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology) on Beaumont Street, Oxford, England, is the world's first university museum.

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Asthma is a common long-term inflammatory disease of the airways of the lungs.

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Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature

The Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature in the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections at the University of Florida's George A. Smathers Libraries contains more than 130,000 books and serials published in Great Britain and the United States from the mid-17th century through the present.

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Basilicata, also known with its ancient name Lucania, is a region in Southern Italy, bordering on Campania to the west, Apulia (Puglia) to the north and east, and Calabria to the south.

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The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.

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BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4 is a radio station owned and operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history.

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Bradt Travel Guides

Bradt Travel Guides is a publisher of travel guides founded in 1974 by Hilary Bradt and her husband George, who co-wrote the first Bradt Guide on a river barge on a tributary of the Amazon,.

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Bronchitis is inflammation of the bronchi (large and medium-sized airways) in the lungs.

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Calabria (Calàbbria in Calabrian; Calavría in Calabrian Greek; Καλαβρία in Greek; Kalavrì in Arbëresh/Albanian), known in antiquity as Bruttium, is a region in Southern Italy.

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Canton of Ticino

The canton of Ticino, formally the Republic and Canton of Ticino (Repubblica e Cantone Ticino; Canton Tesin; Kanton Tessin; canton du Tessin, chantun dal Tessin) is the southernmost canton of Switzerland.

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Cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels.

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Castel di Sangro

Castel di Sangro (locally Caštiéllë) is a city and comune of 6,461 people (as of 2013) in the Province of L'Aquila, in Abruzzo, Central Italy.

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Derek Jacobi

Sir Derek George Jacobi, (born 22 October 1938) is an English actor and stage director.

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Edward Smith-Stanley, 13th Earl of Derby

Edward Smith-Stanley, 13th Earl of Derby KG (21 April 1775 – 30 June 1851), styled Lord Stanley from 1776 to 1832 and known as The Lord Stanley from 1832 to 1834, was an English politician, peer, landowner, builder, farmer, art collector, and naturalist.

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Egypt (مِصر, مَصر, Khēmi), officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia by a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.

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Epileptic seizure

An epileptic seizure is a brief episode of signs or symptoms due to abnormally excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain.

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Foss (cat)

Foss (c. 1873 – November 1887), formally named Aderphos, was the pet cat of Edward Lear, the 19th-century author, illustrator, and poet.

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Goffredo Petrassi

Goffredo Petrassi (16 July 1904 – 3 March 2003) was an Italian composer of modern classical music, conductor, and teacher.

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Ground meat

Ground meat (called mince or minced meat outside North America) is meat finely chopped by a meat grinder or a chopping knife.

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Holloway, London

Holloway is an inner-city district of the London Borough of Islington, north of Charing Cross, which follows the line of the Holloway Road (A1).

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Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae, or Parrots

Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae, or Parrots contains 42 lithographs with original hand painted colour by Edward Lear.

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Italian Peninsula

The Italian Peninsula or Apennine Peninsula (Penisola italiana, Penisola appenninica) extends from the Po Valley in the north to the central Mediterranean Sea in the south.

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John Edward Gray

John Edward Gray, FRS (12 February 1800 – 7 March 1875) was a British zoologist.

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John Gould

John Gould FRS (14 September 1804 – 3 February 1881) was an English ornithologist and bird artist.

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John James Audubon

John James Audubon (born Jean Rabin; April 26, 1785 – January 27, 1851) was an American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter.

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Julia Blackburn

Julia Blackburn (born 1948) is a British author of both fiction and non-fiction.

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Kingdom of Italy

The Kingdom of Italy (Regno d'Italia) was a state which existed from 1861—when King Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia was proclaimed King of Italy—until 1946—when a constitutional referendum led civil discontent to abandon the monarchy and form the modern Italian Republic.

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Knowsley Hall

Knowsley Hall is a stately home near Liverpool in the Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley, Merseyside, England.

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Lazio (Latium) is one of the 20 administrative regions of Italy.

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Lear's macaw

Lear's macaw (Anodorhynchus leari), also known as the indigo macaw, is a large all-blue Brazilian parrot, a member of a large group of neotropical parrots known as macaws.

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Liguria (Ligûria, Ligurie) is a coastal region of north-western Italy; its capital is Genoa.

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Limerick (poetry)

A limerick is a form of verse, often humorous and sometimes obscene, in five-line, predominantly anapestic meter with a strict rhyme scheme of AABBA, in which the first, second and fifth line rhyme, while the third and fourth lines are shorter and share a different rhyme.

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List of Orientalist artists

This an incomplete list of artists who have produced works in an Orientalist style. Artists listed on this page may have worked across multiple genres, and it should not be assumed that all of their work is necessarily in the Orientalist genre.

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List of wildlife artists

This list of wildlife artists is a list for any notable wildlife artist, wildlife painter, wildlife photographer, other wildlife artist, society of wildlife artists, museum, or exhibition of wildlife art, worldwide.

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Literary nonsense

Literary nonsense (or nonsense literature) is a broad categorization of literature that balances elements that make sense with some that do not, with the effect of subverting language conventions or logical reasoning.

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Lombardy (Lombardia; Lumbardia, pronounced: (Western Lombard), (Eastern Lombard)) is one of the twenty administrative regions of Italy, in the northwest of the country, with an area of.

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Marsica is a geographical area in the Abruzzo, central Italy, including 37 comuni in the province of L'Aquila, the most important of which is Avezzano.

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Melancholia (from µέλαινα χολή),Burton, Bk.

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Melfi (Lucano: Mèlfe) is a town and comune in the Vulture area of the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata.

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Middlesex (abbreviation: Middx) is an historic county in south-east England.

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Molise is a region of Southern Italy.

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Monte Generoso

Monte Generoso (also known as Calvagione) is a mountain of the Lugano Prealps, located on the border between Switzerland and Italy and between Lake Lugano and Lake Como.

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Nancy Ekholm Burkert

Nancy Ekholm Burkert (born February 16, 1933) is an American artist and illustrator.

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A neologism (from Greek νέο- néo-, "new" and λόγος lógos, "speech, utterance") is a relatively recent or isolated term, word, or phrase that may be in the process of entering common use, but that has not yet been fully accepted into mainstream language.

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Off-color humor

Off-color humor (also known as vulgar humor, crude humor, or shock humor) is humor that deals with topics that may be considered to be in poor taste or overly vulgar.

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Ogden Nash

Frederic Ogden Nash (August 19, 1902 – May 19, 1971) was an American poet well known for his light verse, of which he wrote over 500 pieces.

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Oil painting

Oil painting is the process of painting with pigments with a medium of drying oil as the binder.

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Orientalism is a term used by art historians and literary and cultural studies scholars for the imitation or depiction of aspects in Middle Eastern, South Asian, and East Asian cultures (Eastern world).

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Oxford is a city in the South East region of England and the county town of Oxfordshire.

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Paperback Writer

"Paperback Writer" is a 1966 song recorded and released by the English rock band the Beatles.

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Poetry (the term derives from a variant of the Greek term, poiesis, "making") is a form of literature that uses aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language—such as phonaesthetics, sound symbolism, and metre—to evoke meanings in addition to, or in place of, the prosaic ostensible meaning.

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The quince (Cydonia oblonga) is the sole member of the genus Cydonia in the family Rosaceae (which also contains apples and pears, among other fruits).

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A rhinoceros, commonly abbreviated to rhino, is one of any five extant species of odd-toed ungulates in the family Rhinocerotidae, as well as any of the numerous extinct species.

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Rome (Roma; Roma) is the capital city of Italy and a special comune (named Comune di Roma Capitale).

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Royal Academy of Arts

The Royal Academy of Arts (RA) is an art institution based in Burlington House on Piccadilly in London.

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"Runcible" is a nonsense word invented by Edward Lear.

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Sanremo or San Remo (Sanrému, locally date The name of the city is a phonetic contraction of Sant'Eremo di San Romolo, which refers to Romulus of Genoa, the successor to Syrus of Genoa. It is often stated in modern folk stories that Sanremo is a translation of "Saint Remus", a deceased Saint. In Ligurian, his name is San Rœmu. The spelling San Remo is on all ancient maps of Liguria, the ancient Republic of Genoa, Italy in the Middle Ages, the Kingdom of Sardinia, and the Kingdom of Italy. It was used in 1924 in official documents under Mussolini. This form of the name appears still on some road signs and, more rarely, in unofficial tourist information. It has been the most widely used form of the name in English at least since the 19th century.

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Saturday-morning cartoon

Saturday-morning cartoon is a colloquial term for the original animated television programming that was typically scheduled on Saturday mornings in the United States on the major television networks.

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Scarlet macaw

The scarlet macaw (Ara macao) is a large red, yellow, and blue South American parrot, a member of a large group of Neotropical parrots called macaws.

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Schema (psychology)

In psychology and cognitive science, a schema (plural schemata or schemas) describes a pattern of thought or behavior that organizes categories of information and the relationships among them.

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Sicily (Sicilia; Sicìlia) is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.

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A sonnet is a poem in a specific form which originated in Italy; Giacomo da Lentini is credited with its invention.

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The Souliotes were an Orthodox Christian community of the area of Souli, in Epirus, known for their military prowess, their resistance to the local Ottoman ruler Ali Pasha, and their contribution to the Greek cause in the Greek War of Independence, under leaders such as Markos Botsaris and Kitsos Tzavelas.

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka (Sinhala: ශ්‍රී ලංකා; Tamil: இலங்கை Ilaṅkai), officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea.

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In poetry, a stanza (from Italian stanza, "room") is a grouped set of lines within a poem, usually set off from other stanzas by a blank line or indentation.

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Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a sovereign state in Europe.

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The Beatles

The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960.

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The Owl and the Pussycat

"The Owl and the Pussycat" is a nonsense poem by Edward Lear, first published during 1871 as part of his book Nonsense Songs, Stories, Botany, and Alphabets.

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The Scroobious Pip

"The Scroobious Pip" is a nonsense verse poem left unfinished by Edward Lear at the time of his death in 1888.

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The Tomfoolery Show

The Tomfoolery Show is an American cartoon comedy television series made and first broadcast in 1970, based on the works of Edward Lear.

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Trinity College, Cambridge

Trinity College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge in England.

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Wash (visual arts)

A wash is a term for a visual arts technique resulting in a semi-transparent layer of color.

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Watercolor painting

Watercolor (American English) or watercolour (British English; see spelling differences), also aquarelle (French, diminutive of Latin aqua "water"), is a painting method in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water-based solution.

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Zoological Society of London

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is a charity devoted to the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.

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