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The Jabberwocky - By Lewis Carroll

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The Jabberwocky first appeared in 'Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There' and is one of the greatest ever nonsense poems!

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The Jabberwocky
Cover for The Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll
Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.
Two borogroves being mimsy
"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"
The Jubjub bird
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.
The Tumtum Tree
And, as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!
The Jabberwock appearing out of the woods
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.
The Jabberwock being slain with the vorpal sword
"And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
He chortled in his joy.
The Jabberwock closer up
`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.
The Jabberwock's head

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Interesting Links


Librivox - Reading Of The Jabberwocky by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)