Tuesday, November 11, 2008

To the Looking-Glass world it was Alice that said

“I’ve a scepter in hand, I’ve a crown on my head.
Let the Looking-Glass creatures, whatever they be
Come and dine with the Red Queen, the White Queen, and me!”

Then fill up the glasses as quick as you can,
And sprinkle the table with buttons and bran:
Put cats in the coffee, and mice in the tea—
And welcome Queen Alice with thirty-times-three!

“O Looking-Glass creatures,” quoth Alice, “draw near!
’Tis an honour to see me, a favour to hear:
’Tis a privilege high to have dinner and tea
Along with the Red Queen, the White Queen, and me!”

Then fill up the glasses with treacle and ink.
Or anything else that is pleasant to drink:
Mix sand with the cider and wool with the wine—
And welcome Queen Alice with ninety-times-nine!
from Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

1 comment:

Bonnie said...

I've never been a fan of Alice, but now that Spencer is going to be in the play I'm taking more of an interest.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

To the Looking-Glass world it was Alice that said

“I’ve a scepter in hand, I’ve a crown on my head.
Let the Looking-Glass creatures, whatever they be
Come and dine with the Red Queen, the White Queen, and me!”

Then fill up the glasses as quick as you can,
And sprinkle the table with buttons and bran:
Put cats in the coffee, and mice in the tea—
And welcome Queen Alice with thirty-times-three!

“O Looking-Glass creatures,” quoth Alice, “draw near!
’Tis an honour to see me, a favour to hear:
’Tis a privilege high to have dinner and tea
Along with the Red Queen, the White Queen, and me!”

Then fill up the glasses with treacle and ink.
Or anything else that is pleasant to drink:
Mix sand with the cider and wool with the wine—
And welcome Queen Alice with ninety-times-nine!
from Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

1 comment:

Bonnie said...

I've never been a fan of Alice, but now that Spencer is going to be in the play I'm taking more of an interest.