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Lear British & World English

A legendary early king of Britain, the central figure in Shakespeare’s tragedy King Lear. He is mentioned by the chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth

Lear New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Shakespeare's King Lear

Lear, Edward British & World English

(1812–88), English humorist and illustrator. He wrote A Book of Nonsense (1845) and Laughable Lyrics (1877). He also published illustrations of birds and of his travels around the Mediterranean