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Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Edward Lear

Edward Lear was born in London in 1812, the youngest of twenty-one children, and from the age of fifteen earned his living as an artist. He spent much of his life traveling, and was a noted landscape painter and naturalist of his day. He died in Italy in 1888.

Nonsense Songs

Edward Lear
Holt Books for Young Readers
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

How pleasant to know Mr. Lear!
Who has written such volumes of stuff.
Some think him ill-tempered and queer,
But a few think him pleasant enough.


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