Edmund Clerihew Bentley


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Edmund Clerihew Bentley (10 July 1875 – 30 March 1956) was a popular English novelist and humorist of the early twentieth century, and the inventor of the clerihew, an irregular form of humorous verse on biographical topics.

Born in London, and educated at St Paul's School and Merton College, Oxford, Edmund's father John Edmund Bentley, was professionally a civil servant but was also a ... more »

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  • ''Between what matters and what seems to matter, how should the world we know judge wisely?''
    E.C. (Edmund Clerihew) Bentley (1875-1956), British novelist, journalist. Trent's Last Case (1912). Opening words.
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