The Hunting Of The Snark

Illustrated children's book by Lewis Carroll - online version

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40                              THE BUNTING.
'; To seek it with thimbles, to seek it with care ;
To pursue it with forks and hope ; To threaten its life with a railway-share ;
To charm it with smiles and soap!
" For the Snark's a peculiar creature, that won't Be caught in a commonplace way.
Do alt that you know, and try all that you don't: Not a chance must be wasted to-day!
" For England expects------1 forbear to proceed :
'Tis a maxim tremendous, but trite :
And you'd best be unpacking the things that you need To rig yourselves out for the fight."