Limerick license, poetic license, in the [was US] UK

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sun Nov 1 13:47:38 UTC 2009

This Gale database is that which is called "19th Century UK
Periodicals Online, 1800-1900" by Harvard.  I can access it next time
I am within their walls, almost certainly within about 10 days.

Stephen, can I assume that only direct hits on "limeric[k]" are
desired;?  Or are there other search terms that may be useful, to
find related material?


At 11/1/2009 06:39 AM, Stephen Goranson wrote:

>5) Gershon Legman guessed that the (UK) The Sporting Times aka the "Pink 'Un"
>might have early Limerick citations. According to Worldcat, the
>Wellcome Library
>page lists this serial as included in 19th century UK periodicals.
>Series 1: new
>readerships [Gale]. Is that accurate? I don't have access to that
>database. If anyone has digital access to The Pink 'Un, please consider
>searching and reporting any early "Limerick" use. Thanks.
>Stephen Goranson

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