The Hunting Of The Snark

Illustrated children's book by Lewis Carroll - online version

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THE BEAVER'S LESSON.                           65
In his genial way he proceeded to say
(Forgetting all laws of propriety, And that giving instruction, without introduction^
Would have caused quite a thrill in Society),
" As to temper the Jubjub's a desperate bird, Since it lives in perpetual passion :
Its taste in costume is entirely absurd------
It is ages ahead of the fashion :
" But it knows any friend it has met once before :
It never will look at a bribe : And in charity-meetings it stands at the door,
And collects------though it does not subscribe.