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Hmm... D'you suppose?

Came across this photo in a blog and considering the appearance of the white knight in Through the Looking Glass I can't help wonder if Lewis Carroll ever saw it.


Nicholas de l’Armessin, Habit de Boisselier, 1680

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lemmozine
Apr. 24th, 2012 03:33 am (UTC)
You're probably thinking of Carroll's contemporary illustrator, Sir John Tenniel, although Carroll did illustrate the original ms. which has been published as Alice's Adventures Under Ground.

Which reminds me of a bad joke I made many years ago. I wondered what illustrations Tenniel had done for the poem about the aged, aged man. There's a line in it about a buffalo. The year I wondered this was 1976. I was thinking if such an illustration were unearthed, that would have been a good year for it. A Tenniel bison, found in the Bicentennial.

That may be the single worst pun that has ever occurred to me. Except for the poem I wrote about Ambrose Bierce being eaten by a lion. Fierce beast having a Bierce feast.
kayshapero
Apr. 24th, 2012 04:15 am (UTC)
Good point - both, then (Tenniel was inspired by Carroll's description after all).

As for the puns... 88888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888!
ghostwolf
Apr. 25th, 2012 01:56 pm (UTC)
Someone's been reading Piers Anthony again, methinks.
kayshapero
Apr. 25th, 2012 10:29 pm (UTC)
If you mean the peanuts, they're from Callahans place on usenet.
ghostwolf
Apr. 24th, 2012 03:53 am (UTC)
More likely a first-draft for L. Frank Baum's Tin Woodman.

Mildly creepy...
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