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  1. I loved this! Although the edition I read was different from the one specified here. The one I read was a library hardback with yellowed pages that I tried not to tear out. It was printed in 1888. (I love old books!) Anyhow, Phantasmagoria was probably my favorite. A Valentine and Poeta Fit, Non Nascitur are also new favorites of mine. This collection also has The Hunting of the Snark (which I might have skipped, ssssh, because I've read it before). That one's excellent too, although, I'll admit [...]

  2. "He remarked to me then," said that mildest of men, "'If your Snark be a Snark, that is right:Fetch it home by all means—you may serve it with greens, And it's handy for striking a light."'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—'"-- The Hunting of the SnarkCarroll is now one of my favorite authors.

  3. Great book which brought back memories of reading poetry back in high school. Carroll's mastery of the English language is impressive and encouraging and he is often humorous and thoughtful at the same time.

  4. As always, the math lessons are the best:To calculate 2 + 1:Start with 3, add 7 and 10,Multiply by (1000-8)Divide by 992Subtract 17.Brilliant!

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