Definition of Edmund Clerihew Bentley from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Edmund Clerihew Bentley

 
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(1875-1956) an English journalist who wrote detective stories and invented a form of comic verse with four lines, now called a clerihew after his middle name. Clerihews are usually about well-known people. A typical example is:
John Stuart MillBy a mighty effort of willOvercame his natural bonhomieAnd wrote 'Principles of Political Economy'.