`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves

Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.
"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?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
He chortled in his joy.
`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe."

::Lewis Carrol::


  1. Love it! :)

    I saw you have The Man in the Iron Mask in your book pile! :) Madelyn just finished reading it and enjoyed it!

    Hope you have a lovely weekend!
    Katy :)

  2. Hi Rosie,
    My eight year old knows this by heart and coincidentally has been reciting it together with her dad just this week. Jabberwocky....Sumptuous prose poetry! :)

  3. PS: Drooling over that library/ bookstore too. Let me guess, you've staked your claim. ;)

  4. Oh, that picture looks sooooooo inviting! Would love to just sink into that green chair and read - for about a week! Much love to everyone!xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo Raquel

  5. Rosie, have a wonderful weekend! Please give my love to your Mom! I miss her words of wisdom! ~ Ruth

  6. This looks like my dream room! A cup of hot tea and an afghan and I'd be set for days.

  7. I am madly in love with that photo! I could spend many blissful hours there *sigh* I wish that was a room in my house =D

  8. One can never have too many books. Or velvet chairs.



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