Four limericks and a carving

Charles Lutwidge Dodgsonlater known as Lewis Carroll, wrote his first limericks in 1845, aged thirteen, a year before Edward Lear popularized the form in A Book of Nonsense. Dodgson’s precocious compositions were included in “Useful and Instructive Poetry”, the first of a series of family magazines that he produced for the entertainment of his brothers … Read more