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The 5 Most Famous Limericks and Their Histories

Edward Lear’s first influential limerick collection, A Book of Nonsense, hit bookstore shelves nearly 200 years ago.

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The 5 Most Famous Limericks and Their Histories

Limerick Day | Edward Lear’s first influential limerick collection, A Book of Nonsense, hit bookstore shelves nearly 200 years ago.

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The 5 Most Famous Limericks and Their Histories

The 5 Most Famous Limericks and Their Histories | Grammarly Blog

The 5 Most Famous Limericks and Their Histories

The 5 Most Famous Limericks and Their Histories | Grammarly Blog

The 5 Most Famous Limericks and Their Histories

The 5 Most Famous Limericks and Their Histories | Grammarly Blog

"The Pelican's Bill" - photographed by Gunther Allen The pelican bill is the bird's most distinctive feature. But can a pelican's bill hold more than it's belly can? I'll answer that with this famous limerick written by humorist Dixon Lanier Merritt in 1910.

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Oct 1 1930: Actor Richard Harris is born in Limerick. In addition to appearing in numerous films, Harris was also a one hit wonder with the song McArthur Park.

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