Thursday 12 December 2013

Snark-hunting implements

Snark-hunting implements, an illustration by John Vernon Lord in Lewis Carroll's 
The Hunting of the Snark, Artists' Choice Editions, 2006.

The Text:

" 'You may seek it with thimbles--and seek it with care;
 You may hunt it with forks and hope;
 You may threaten its life with a railway-share;
 You may charm it with smiles and soap--' "

("That's exactly the method," the Bellman bold
 In a hasty parenthesis cried,
 "That's exactly the way I have always been told
 That the capture of Snarks should be tried!")

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