154 illustrations from literature starting with the letter L, including: The Labor of Hercules, Edward Lear, Little Bo Peep, Little Boy Blue, and more

"And Lana said unto Jacob, Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? tell me, what shall thy wages be?" Genesis 29:15 KJV

Laban Hiring Jacob

"And Lana said unto Jacob, Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought?…

A scene from the story, <em>The Labors of Hercules</em>.

The Labors of Hercules

A scene from the story, The Labors of Hercules.

A scene from the story, <em>The Labors of Hercules</em>.

The Labors of Hercules

A scene from the story, The Labors of Hercules.

A scene from the story, <em>The Labors of Hercules</em>.

The Labors of Hercules

A scene from the story, The Labors of Hercules.

A scene from the story, <em>The Labors of Hercules</em>.

The Labors of Hercules

A scene from the story, The Labors of Hercules.

A scene from the story, <em>The Labors of Hercules</em>.

The Labors of Hercules

A scene from the story, The Labors of Hercules.

A scene from the story, <em>The Labors of Hercules</em>.

The Labors of Hercules

A scene from the story, The Labors of Hercules.

A scene from the story, <em>The Labors of Hercules</em>.

The Labors of Hercules

A scene from the story, The Labors of Hercules.

Ladies and child.

Ladies

Ladies and child.

A group of ladies with lanterns.

Ladies

A group of ladies with lanterns.

Lady bends down

Lady

Lady bends down

Lady bends down to pick up golden ball

Lady

Lady bends down to pick up golden ball

Scene from the story, "Lady Button-Eyes."

Lady Button-Eyes

Scene from the story, "Lady Button-Eyes."

Scene from the story, "Land of Counterpane."

Land of Counterpane

Scene from the story, "Land of Counterpane."

Scene from "The Larks in the Wheat."

Larks

Scene from "The Larks in the Wheat."

Scene from the fairy tale, "The Last Dream of the Old Oak," by Hans Christian Andersen.

The Last Dream of the Old Oak

Scene from the fairy tale, "The Last Dream of the Old Oak," by Hans Christian Andersen.

A scene from the story, "The Last Pearl."

The Last Pearl

A scene from the story, "The Last Pearl."

A scene from the story, "The Last Pearl."

The Last Pearl

A scene from the story, "The Last Pearl."

A scene from the story, "Where to Lay the Blame."

Lay the Blame

A scene from the story, "Where to Lay the Blame."

A scene from the story, "Where to Lay the Blame."

Lay the Blame

A scene from the story, "Where to Lay the Blame."

A scene from the story, "Where to Lay the Blame."

Lay the Blame

A scene from the story, "Where to Lay the Blame."

A scene from the story, "Where to Lay the Blame."

Lay the Blame

A scene from the story, "Where to Lay the Blame."

A scene from the story, "Where to Lay the Blame."

Lay the Blame

A scene from the story, "Where to Lay the Blame."

A scene from the story, "Where to Lay the Blame."

Lay the Blame

A scene from the story, "Where to Lay the Blame."

"And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go." John 11:43-44 KJV

The Raising of Lazarus

"And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he that was dead…

Sir Richard O' Lea looking down towards the ground.

Sir Richard O' the Lea

Sir Richard O' Lea looking down towards the ground.

Prior Vincent with hands crossed over his stomach.

Sir Richard O' the Lea

Prior Vincent with hands crossed over his stomach.

There was an old man in a pew, whose waistcoat was spotted with blue; But he tore it in pieces, to give to his nieces, that cheerful old man in a pew.

Edward Lear's Rhymes

There was an old man in a pew, whose waistcoat was spotted with blue; But he tore it in pieces, to give…

There was an old man of Aosta, who possessed a large cow, but he lost her; But they said, "Don't you see, she has rushed up a tree? You invidious old man of Aosta!"

Edward Lear's Rhymes

There was an old man of Aosta, who possessed a large cow, but he lost her; But they said, "Don't you…

There was an old lady of Chertsey, who made a remarkable curtsey; She twirled round and round, till she sunk underground, which distressed all the people of Chertsey.

Edward Lear's Rhymes

There was an old lady of Chertsey, who made a remarkable curtsey; She twirled round and round, till…

There was an old person of Rhodes, who strongly objected to toads; He paid several cousins to catch them by dozens, that futile old person of Rhodes.

Edward Lear's Rhymes

There was an old person of Rhodes, who strongly objected to toads; He paid several cousins to catch…

There was a young lady of Portugal, whose ideas were excessively nautical; She climbed up a tree, to examine the sea, but declared she would never leave Portugal.

Edward Lear's Rhymes

There was a young lady of Portugal, whose ideas were excessively nautical; She climbed up a tree, to…

There was an old man of Apulia, whose conduct was very peculiar; He fed twenty sons upon nothing but buns, that whimsical man of Apulia.

Edward Lear's Rhymes

There was an old man of Apulia, whose conduct was very peculiar; He fed twenty sons upon nothing but…

There was an old person of Basing, whose presence of mind was amazing; He purchased a steed, which he rode at full speed, and escaped from the people of Basing.

Edward Lear's Rhymes

There was an old person of Basing, whose presence of mind was amazing; He purchased a steed, which he…

There was an old man in a boat, who said, "I'm afloat! I'm afloat!" When they said, "No you ain't!" He was ready to faint, that unhappy old man in a boat.

Edward Lear's Rhymes

There was an old man in a boat, who said, "I'm afloat! I'm afloat!" When they said, "No you ain't!"…

There was an old man with a flute, a sarpint ran into his boot; But he played day and night, till the sarpint took fright, and avoided that man with a flute.

Edward Lear's Rhymes

There was an old man with a flute, a sarpint ran into his boot; But he played day and night, till the…

There was an old man on some rocks, who shut his wife up in a box; When she said, "Let me out," He exclaimed, "Without doubt, you will pass all your life in that box."

Edward Lear's Rhymes

There was an old man on some rocks, who shut his wife up in a box; When she said, "Let me out," He exclaimed,…

There was an old man at a casement, who held up his hands in amazement; When they said, "Sir, you'll fall!" He replied, "Not at all!" That incipient old man at a casement.

Edward Lear's Rhymes

There was an old man at a casement, who held up his hands in amazement; When they said, "Sir, you'll…

There was an old man of Nepaul, from his horse had a terrible fall; But, though split quite in two, by some very strong glue, they mended that man of Nepaul.

Edward Lear's Rhymes

There was an old man of Nepaul, from his horse had a terrible fall; But, though split quite in two,…

There was a young lady of Russia, who screamed so that no one could hush her; Her screams were extreme, no one heard such a scream, as was screamed by that lady of Russia.

Edward Lear's Rhymes

There was a young lady of Russia, who screamed so that no one could hush her; Her screams were extreme,…

There was an old person of Dover, who rushed through a field of blue clover; But some very large bees stung his nose and his knees, so he very soon went back to Dover.

Edward Lear's Rhymes

There was an old person of Dover, who rushed through a field of blue clover; But some very large bees…

There was an old person of Chili, whose conduct was painfully silly; He sat on the stairs, eating apples and pears, that imprudent old person of Chili.

Edward Lear's Rhymes

There was an old person of Chili, whose conduct was painfully silly; He sat on the stairs, eating apples…

There was an old man who said, "Hush!; I perceive a young bird in this bush!"; When they said, "Is it small?"; He replied, "Not at all!"; It is four times as big as the bush!"

Edward Lear

There was an old man who said, "Hush!; I perceive a young bird in this bush!"; When they said, "Is it…

There was an old person of Mold; Who shrank from sensations of cold; So he purchased some muffs; Some furs, and some fluffs; And wrapped himself from the cold.

Edward Lear

There was an old person of Mold; Who shrank from sensations of cold; So he purchased some muffs; Some…

There was an old man of Kilkenny; Who never had more than a penny; He spent all that money; In onions and honey; That wayward old man of Kilkenny.

Edward Lear

There was an old man of Kilkenny; Who never had more than a penny; He spent all that money; In onions…

There was an old person of Sparta; Who had twenty-five sons and one daughter; He fed them on snails; And weighed them in scales; That wonderful person of Sparta.

Edward Lear

There was an old person of Sparta; Who had twenty-five sons and one daughter; He fed them on snails;…

There was a young lady of Bute; Who was playing on a silver-gilt lute; She played several jigs; To her uncle's white pigs; That amusing young lady of Bute.

Edward Lear

There was a young lady of Bute; Who was playing on a silver-gilt lute; She played several jigs; To her…

There was an old man of Corfu; Who never know what he should do; So he rushed up and down; Till the sun made him brown; That bewildered old man of Corfu.

Edward Lear

There was an old man of Corfu; Who never know what he should do; So he rushed up and down; Till the…

There was an old man of Coblenz; The length of whose legs was immense; He went with one prance; From Turkey to France; That surprising old man of Coblenz.

Edward Lear

There was an old man of Coblenz; The length of whose legs was immense; He went with one prance; From…

There was an old person of Dutton; Whose head was as small as a button; So to make it look big; He purchased a wig; And rapidly rushed about Dutton.

Edward Lear

There was an old person of Dutton; Whose head was as small as a button; So to make it look big; He purchased…

A scene from the nursery rhyme, <em>The Nonsense of Edward Lear</em>. There was an old man of Melrose, who walked on the tips of his toes; But they said: "It ain't pleasant, to see you at present, yu stupid old man of Melrose."

Edward Lear

A scene from the nursery rhyme, The Nonsense of Edward Lear. There was an old man of Melrose,…

A scene from the nursery rhyme, <em>The Nonsense of Edward Lear</em>. There was an old man of the Cape, who possessed a large Barbary ape; Till the ape, one dark night, set the house on a light, which burned that old man of the Cape.

Edward Lear

A scene from the nursery rhyme, The Nonsense of Edward Lear. There was an old man of the Cape,…

A scene from the nursery rhyme, <em>The Nonsense of Edward Lear</em>. There was a young lady of Dorking, who bought a large bonnet for walking; But its colour and size so bedazzled her eyes, that she very soon went back to Dorking.

Edward Lear

A scene from the nursery rhyme, The Nonsense of Edward Lear. There was a young lady of Dorking,…

A scene from the nursery rhyme, <em>The Nonsense of Edward Lear</em>. There was an old man of Peru, who watched his wife making a stew; But once, by mistake, in a stove she did bake, that unfortunate man of Peru.

Edward Lear

A scene from the nursery rhyme, The Nonsense of Edward Lear. There was an old man of Peru,…

A scene from the nursery rhyme, <em>The Nonsense of Edward Lear</em>. There was an old person of Cheadle, was put in the stocks by the beadle; For stealing some pigs, some coats, and some wigs, at horrible person of Cheadle.

Edward Lear

A scene from the nursery rhyme, The Nonsense of Edward Lear. There was an old person of Cheadle,…

A scene from the nursery rhyme, <em>The Nonsense of Edward Lear</em>. There was an old man who said "How shall I flee from this horrible cow? I will sit on this stile, and continue to smile, which may soften the heart of the cow."

Edward Lear

A scene from the nursery rhyme, The Nonsense of Edward Lear. There was an old man who said…

A scene from the nursery rhyme, <em>The Nonsense of Edward Lear</em>. There was a young lady of Ryde, whose shoe-strings were seldom untied; She purchased some clogs, and some small spotty dogs, and frequently walked about Ryde.

Edward Lear

A scene from the nursery rhyme, The Nonsense of Edward Lear. There was a young lady of Ryde,…

A scene from the nursery rhyme, <em>The Nonsense of Edward Lear</em>. There was a young lady whose bonnet came untied when the birds sat upon it; But she said: "I don't care! All the birds in the air are welcome to sit on my bonnet!"

Edward Lear

A scene from the nursery rhyme, The Nonsense of Edward Lear. There was a young lady whose bonnet…

A scene from the nursery rhyme, <em>The Nonsense of Edward Lear</em>. There was an old man of Moldavia, who had the most curious behaviour; For while he was able, he slept on a table, that funny old man of Moldavia.

Edward Lear

A scene from the nursery rhyme, The Nonsense of Edward Lear. There was an old man of Moldavia,…

A scene from the nursery rhyme, <em>The Nonsense of Edward Lear</em>. There was an old man who supposed, that the street door was properly closed; But some very large rats ate his coats and his hats, while that sleepy old gentleman dozed.

Edward Lear

A scene from the nursery rhyme, The Nonsense of Edward Lear. There was an old man who supposed,…