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Happy Birthday Lewis Carroll
Posted by: Chesil (---.clvdoh.adelphia.)
Date: January 27, 2004 08:16AM

Jabberwocky


Twas brillig, and the slithy toves<br /> Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;<br /> All mimsy were the borogoves,<br /> And the mome raths outgrabe. <br /> <br /> Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!'

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought --
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.

And as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

And has thou slain the Jabberwock?<br /> Come to my arms, my beamish boy!<br /> O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!<br /> He chortled in his joy. <br /> <br /> Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.


Re: Happy Birthday Lewis Carroll
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-03rh16rt-04rh15rt.co.dial-access.att.net)
Date: January 27, 2004 11:59AM

Murder Mystery:

A body right next to a wall
Lay broken and dead from the fall;
Inspector Astute
Cried out for pursuit,
"Each clue should be clear to us all!"

[Who was the culprit? Hint - it was a lass.]


Re: Happy Birthday Lewis Carroll
Posted by: -Les- (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: January 27, 2004 03:21PM

Lobster-Quadrille, The
by Lewis Carroll

"Will you walk a little faster?" said a whiting to a snail,
"There's a porpoise close behind us, and he's treading on my tail.
See how eagerly the lobsters and the turtles all advance!
They are waiting on the shingle -- will you come and join the dance?
Will you, won't you, will you, won't you, will you join the dance?
Will you, won't you, will you, won't you, won't you join the dance?

"You can really have no notion how delightful it will be
When they take us up and throw us, with the lobsters, out to sea!"
But the snail replied "Too far, too far!" and gave a look askance --
Said he thanked the whiting kindly, but he would not join the dance.
Would not, could not, would not, could not, would not join the dance.
Would not, could not, would not, could not, could not join the dance.

"What matters it how far we go?" his scaly friend replied.
"There is another shore, you know, upon the other side.
The further off from England the nearer is to France --
Then turn not pale, beloved snail, but come and join the dance.
Will you, won't you, will you, won't you, will you join the dance?
Will you, won't you, will you, won't you, won't you joint the dance?

Les


Re: Happy Birthday Lewis Carroll
Posted by: marian2 (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: January 28, 2004 04:37AM

Nice one, Hugh, the victim should have looked in his mirror!


Re: Happy Birthday Lewis Carroll
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-01rh15-16rt.co.dial-access.att.net)
Date: January 28, 2004 11:42AM

Another one that may be a bit too bawdy for this group, but hopefully of some literary value for the syllepsis:

Alice Liddell thought Charlie was funny,
So witty, facetious and punny,
That when near him she dwelt
He frequently felt
Her lovely, her trust, and her cunny.


Re: Happy Birthday Lewis Carroll
Posted by: Pam Adams (---.bus.csupomona.edu)
Date: January 28, 2004 01:43PM

Hey are you hinting about that unfortunate incident with my last boyfriend.

pam




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