Monday, September 25, 2017


How Are You? Two Replies

"Examples of Lear's Nonsense Similes," in Edward Lear (1812-1888), The Complete Verse and Other Nonsense, ed. Vivien Noakes (London: Penguin Books, 2002), pp. 461-464 (at 462):
I am in a very unsettled condition, as the oyster said when they poured melted butter all over his back.
Id. (at 463):
I feel better, as the old Lady said after she had brought forth twins.

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