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Lewis Carroll

Pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832–1898), English writer and clergyman best known for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There (1871). { Encyclopedia Britannica }

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Jane of Lantern Hill (2)

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Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There (2)

Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There (1871 novel)

Jane of Lantern Hill, chapter 4 (“Jane had longed to get into the looking glass as Alice did”).

’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
   Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
        And the mome raths outgrabe.

“That’s enough to begin with,” Humpty Dumpty interrupted: “there are plenty of hard words there. ‘Brillig’ means four o’clock in the afternoon—the time when you begin broiling things for dinner.” (Chapter 6)

Jane of Lantern Hill, chapter 16 (“And now, Jane, it’s brillig. . . . ‘Four o’clock in the afternoon.’ Jane knew her Alice”).

Source

Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass (1865/1871; New York: P.F. Collier & Son, 1903). Online at https://archive.org/details/alicesadventures00carr_16/.