Edward Lear Quote
“They went to sea in a sieve, they did;
In a sieve they went to sea;
In spite of all their friends could say.”
The Jumblies, st. 1, in Nonsense Songs, Stories, Botany, and Alphabets (1871).
The Road Ahead (1995)
“A doctor gave a man six months to live. The man couldn't pay his bill, so he gave him another six months.”
Born: May 12, 1812
Died: January 29, 1888 (aged 75)
Occupation: Artist, illustrator, writer
Bio: Edward Lear was a British artist, illustrator, author, and poet, renowned today primarily for his literary nonsense, in poetry and prose, and especially his limericks, a form that he popularised. From childhood he suffered ill health, including epilepsy, of which he was ashamed, and depression. He travelled widely over much of his life before settling in Sanremo.