The melodious Meritorious Mouse,
who played a merry minuet on the
Edward Lear – born in London on May 12, 1812 – was a highly-regarded nature and landscape artist, but he is much better remembered for the whimsical nonsense poetry and limericks he produced throughout his life.
I had never heard of him before today, but we have six of his books at my library! I’ll look at them tomorrow.