The Complete Works of Lewis Carroll
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This is a carefully edited text of the writer's chief work and selections from his lesser writings and letters without which it would be impossible to form a picture of his life's work and genius.
» Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
» Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.
» Sylvie and Bruno.
» Sylvie and Bruno Concluded.
» A Tangled Tale.
» Bruno’s Revenge and Other Stories.
» What the Tortoise Said to Achilles.
» Early Verse.
» Puzzles from Wonderland.
» Prologues to Plays.
» Rhyme? And Reason?
» College Rhymes and Notes by an Oxford Chiel.
» Acrostics, Inscriptions and Other Verses.
» Three Sunsets and Other Poems.
ought to be introduced again! There’s so much of you that I never met before, you know.’ ‘Very well!’ Sylvie merrily replied. ‘This is Bruno. It doesn’t take long. He’s only got one name!’ ‘There’s another name to me!’ Bruno protested, with a reproachful look at the Mistress of the Ceremonies. ‘And it’s—“Esquire”!’ ‘Oh, of course. I forgot,’ said Sylvie. ‘Bruno—Esquire!’ ‘And did you come here to meet me, my children?’ I enquired. ‘You know I said we’d come on Tuesday,’ Sylvie explained.
the air, and fell heavily on his face in the middle of the table. The Other Professor’s fall ‘What a pity!’ cried the kind-hearted Professor, as he helped him up. ‘It wouldn’t be me, if I didn’t trip,’ said the Other Professor. The Professor looked much shocked. ‘Almost anything would be better than that!’ he exclaimed. ‘It never does,’ he added, aside to Bruno, ‘to be anybody else, does it?’ To which Bruno gravely replied ‘I’s got nuffin on my plate.’ The Professor hastily put on his
away at the joint. “You know the old proverb ‘Mutton first, mechanics afterwards’?” The boys did not know the proverb, but they accepted it in perfect good faith, as they did every piece of information, however startling, that came from so infallible an authority as their tutor. They ate on steadily in silence, and, when dinner was over, Hugh set out the usual array of pens, ink, and paper, while Balbus repeated to them the problem he had prepared for their afternoon’s task. “A friend of mine
make a goodly store for the memory. These two books of sacred, and secular, passages for memory—will serve other good purposes besides merely occupying vacant hours: they will help to keep at bay many anxious thoughts, worrying thoughts, uncharitable thoughts, unholy thoughts. Let me say this, in better words than my own, by copying a passage from that most interesting book, Robertson’s Lectures on the Epistles to the Corinthians, Lecture XLIX. ‘If a man finds himself haunted by evil desires and
of escorting the travelers to the boundaries of Dogland became one long uproarious game of play! ‘But business is business!’ the Dog-King said at last. ‘And I must go back to mine. I couldn’t come any further,’ he added, consulting a dog-watch, which hung on a chain round his neck, ‘not even if there were a Cat in sight!’ They took an affectionate farewell of His Majesty, and trudged on. ‘That were a dear dog!’ Bruno exclaimed. ‘Has we to go far, Sylvie? I’s tired!’ ‘Not much further,