I just received a copy of the 1981 Oxford University Press edition of The Complete Clerihews of E. Clerihew Bentley. (It's out of print, but I found a like-new copy on line).
It includes the illustrations that Chesterton did for a number of the early poems. It also contains some poems that I either hadn't seen before, or read so long ago I didn't remember them.
There's a nice introductions by Gavin Ewart that includes a few clerihews by some other poets.
I've already read through the book, and will continue to dive back in.
A nice find.
Edgar Allan Poe
Was passionatley fond of roe.
He always liked to chew some
When writing anything gruesome.
(From the back cover)
1 year ago