EDWARD LEAR (1812–88)
Extract from a letter to Lady Waldegrave,
Letters of Edward Lear
, ed. Lady Strackey (1907)

     November 4, 1862
I went into the city today, to put the 125 I got for the ‘Book of Nonsense’ into the funds. It is doubtless a very unusual thing for an artist to put by money, for the whole way from Temple Bar to the Bank was crowded with carriages and people,—so immense a sensation did this occurrence make. And all the way back it was the same, which was very gratifying.

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