Saturday, December 13, 2008


Thrippsy Pillivinx

Letter of Edward Lear to Evelyn Baring:
Thrippsy pillivinx,

Inky tinky pobblebockle abblesquabs? — Flosky! beebul trimble flosky! — Okul scratchabibblebongibo, viddle squibble tog-a-tog, ferrymoyassity amsky flamsky ramsky damsky crocklefether squiggs.

Flinkywisty pomm,
Here a copy of the autograph, from Queery Leary Nonsense (London: Mills & Boon, 1911), p. 6:

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