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Lewis Carroll

Name at birth: Charles Lutwidge DodgsonLewis Carroll was the church deacon and mathematician who wrote the famous fantasy books Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (published in 1865) and its sequel, Thr…

Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky"

The Question: Is there any type of English translation to Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky? Can you direct me to the site? The Answer: Yes and no. …

Lewis Carroll: A Valentine

A ValentineSent to a friend who had complained that I was glad enough to see him when he came, but didn’t seem to miss him if he stayed away.And cannot pleasures, while they last, Be act…

Lewis Carroll: Echoes

EchoesLady Clara Vere de Vere Was eight years old, she said: Every ringlet, lightly shaken, ran itself in golden thread.She took her little porringer: Of me she shall not win renown: For the b…

Lewis Carroll: Melancholetta

MelancholettaWith saddest music all day long She soothed her secret sorrow: At night she sighed “I fear ’twas wrong Such cheerful words to borrow. Dearest, a sweeter, sadder song I’ll sing to …

Lewis Carroll: I

IThere was an ancient City, stricken down With a strange frenzy, and for many a day They paced from morn to eve the crowded town, And danced the night away.I asked the cause: the aged man grew…

Lewis Carroll: II

IIEmpress of Art, for thee I twine This wreath with all too slender skill. Forgive my Muse each halting line, And for the deed accept the will!* * * *O day of tears!  Whence comes this spectre…

Lewis Carroll: III

IIIThe air is bright with hues of light And rich with laughter and with singing: Young hearts beat high in ecstasy, And banners wave, and bells are ringing: But silence falls with fading day, …

Lewis Carroll: IV

IVMy First is singular at best: More plural is my Second: My Third is far the pluralest— So plural-plural, I protest It scarcely can be reckoned!My First is followed by a bird: My Second by be…

Lewis Carroll: A Game of Fives

A Game of FivesFive little girls, of Five, Four, Three, Two, One: Rolling on the hearthrug, full of tricks and fun.Five rosy girls, in years from Ten to Six: Sitting down to lessons—no more ti…