Alice Through The Looking-Glass

Illustrated children's book by Lewis Carroll - online version

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do anything with, but not verbs------however, I
can manage the whole lot of them I Impenetra­bility ! That's what J say ! "
" Would you tell me, please," said Alice, " what that means ? "
"Now you talk like a reasonable child," said Hunipty Dumpty, looking very much pleased. "I meant by 'impenetrability' that we've had enough of that subject, and it would be just as well if you'd mention what you mean to do next, as I suppose you don't mean to stop here all the rest of your life."
" That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said, in a thoughtful tone.
" When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, " I always pay it extra."
" Oh!" said Alice. She was too much puzzled to make any other remark.
" Ah, you should see 'em come round me of a Saturday night," Humpty Dumpty went on, wag­ging his head gravely from side to side: " for to get their wages, you know."
(Alice didn't venture to ask what he paid them with ; and so you see I can't tell you.')
"You seem very elever at explaining words, Sir," said Alice. " Would you kindly tell me the meaning of the poem called «Jabberwocky'? "