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Thread #59418   Message #1083122
Posted By: Rapparee
31-Dec-03 - 09:42 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
And so many of the words have entered the language: son, tree, slain, sword, gyre, gimble, and, the, catch and many others!

And if you like "Jabberwocky" you'd also like the longer "Hunting of the Snark." You can find the whole thing, all eight fits and then some, right here. Even the pictures! This is a rare first edition!

Oh, the joys and rapture entrapped therein!

"Just the place for a Snark! I have said it twice:
That alone should encourage the crew.
Just the place for a Snark! I have said it thrice:
What I tell you three times is true."

Would that I were reading again for the first time! That I could recapture the thrill of discovery I enjoyed then! But alas! I grow old, I grow old, I will wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled! But wait! What light through yonder window breaks? Every time I re-read Dodgeson I learn more, and while I can no longer have The Great Thrill I can enrapture myself with smaller ones!

Oh, I'm laughing and giggling! Smiling and waving!