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July 10 is Clerihew Day, marking the birth date in 1875 of Edmund Clerihew Bentley, the British writer who invested a four-line rhyming verse, usually biographical in nature and resembling a limerick, that came to be known as a “clerihew.” Bentley composed the first clerihew about Sir Humphrey Davy, the chemist credited with isolating and naming aluminum.