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The Hunting of the Snark

By Carroll, Lewis

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Title: The Hunting of the Snark  
Author: Carroll, Lewis
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Poetry, Verse drama
Collections: Poetry Collection
Historic
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Publisher: World Public Library Association

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Carroll, L. (n.d.). The Hunting of the Snark. Retrieved from http://members.worldebooklibrary.org/


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Poetry

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Excerpt: ``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 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.'' // The crew was complete: it included a Boots- // A maker of Bonnets and Hoods- // A Barrister, brought to arrange their disputes- // And a Broker, to value their goods. // A Billiard-marker, whose skill was immense, // Might perhaps have won more than his share- // But a Banker, engaged at enormous expense, // Had the whole of their cash in his care. // There was also a Beaver, that paced on the deck, // Or would sit making lace in the bow: // And had often (the Bellman said) saved them from wreck, // Though none of the sailors knew how. // There was one who was famed for the number of things // He forgot when he entered the ship: // His umbrella, his watch, all his jewels and rings, // And the clothes he had bought for the trip. // He had forty-two boxes, all carefully packed, // With his name painted clearly on each: // But, since he omitted to mention the fact, // They were all left behind on the beach. // The loss of his clothes hardly mattered, because // He had seven coats on when he came, // With three pairs of boots-but the worst of it was...

 

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