Cats in the 19th Century (Part 12-Cats in Literature-Edward Lear’s Foss)

Edward Lear (1812-1888), known for writing The Owl and the Pussy Cat, came from a large family, the 20th of 21 children.   His father had been well off but lost his money in stocks and the family became impoverished.   When he was 15, he started selling sketches to shopkeepers for “bread and cheese”.  Two years later […]

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