|Illustration by Harry Furniss from Lewis Carroll, Sylvie and Bruno|
Poem cited today on the letters page of the Financial Times by David Jodrey, a MD reader. I was unaware of this side of Lewis Carroll. The esteemed authority Wikipedia says "the story set in Victorian Britain is a social novel, with its characters discussing various concepts and aspects of religion, society, philosophy and morality." I used to love reading Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass with our kids, especially the nonsense verse.
He thought he saw a Banker's Clerk
Descending from the bus:
He looked again, and found it was
"If this should stay to dine," he said,
"There won't be much for us!"