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Lewis Carroll

1832 - 1898

Lewis Carroll was the pen name of the English logician, mathematician, photographer and novelist, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, nowadays well known for his puns on words, logic and fantasy. His most famous writings are Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass. His poem "The Hunting of the Snark" is considered to be a masterpiece of nonsense literature.

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The Walrus and the Carpenter

The sun was shining on the sea,
Shining with all his might:
He did his very best to make
The billows smooth and bright–
And this was odd, because it was
The middle of the night.

The moon was... [+]


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Jabberwocky

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws... [+]


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Fit the First: The Landing

"Just the place for a Snark!" the Bellman cried,
As he landed his crew with care;
Supporting each man on the top of the tide
By a finger entwined in his hair.
"Just the place for a Snark! I have... [+]


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Christmas Greetings from a Fairy to a Child

Lady dear, if Fairies may
For a moment lay aside
Cunning tricks and elfish play,
'Tis at happy Christmas-tide.
We have heard the children say—
Gentle children, whom we love—
Long ago... [+]