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Lewis Carroll’s death anniversary

Charles Ludwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll)

Lewis Carroll, author of the ‘Alice’ books, died on 14 january 1898, which is exactly 121 years ago today.

This parody of Carroll’s “Mad Gardener’s Song” was published in one of his obituaries, in the Westminster Gazette, and I think it is just perfect:

I thought I saw a fairy bird
That carrolled ever on;
I looked again, and saw it was
A mathematic don.
“Adieu, adieu,” he sadly sang;
“To Wonderland I’ve gone.”

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