By Morton N. Cohen (eds.)
Lewis Carroll is among the world's best-loved writers. His immortal Wonderland and pleasant nonsense verses have enchanted generations of youngsters and adults alike. The wit and mind's eye, the knowledge, experience of absurdity and sheer enjoyable which fill his books shine simply as truly from the various letters he wrote. '...each is a miniature Wonderland...They display a really pleasant man...the mix of extreme goodness and unselfishness with a magic, nonsense wit is unique'. The Scotsman '...a impressive number of pleasant and enjoyable letters reflecting all that was once embraced in that impressive character...all his allure, artistic enjoyable, knowledge, generosity, kindliness and artistic mind'. Walter Tyson, Oxford Times
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That is, unless it happens to be in the Ripon Library. I hope that Papa did not conclude it was a 2nd by not hearing on Wednesday morning. I have just been to Mr. Price to see how I did in the papers, and the result will I hope be gratifying to you. The following were the sums total of the marks for each in the Ist class, as nearly as I can remember: Dodgson. Bosanquct 279 261 *The Duke of Wellington, Chancellor of Oxford University, died on September 14 of that year. P. for Warrington, was an old family friend.
It looks like a sort of fairyland. , etc. The first thing to be seen on entering is the Crystal Fountain, a most elegant one about 30 feet high at a rough guess, composed entirely of glass and pouring down jets of water from basin to basin: this is in the middle of the centre nave and from it you can look down to either end, and up both transepts. The centre of the nave mostly consists of a long line of colossal statues, some most magnificent. The one considered the finest, I believe, is the Amazon and Tiger.
With my kind regards to your Papa and Mamma, and love to you and the other infants, I remain Your affectionate Friend, Charles L. Dodgson The only unlucky thing that happened to me last Friday was your writing to me. There ! * Daughter of poet-novelist George MacDonald and his wife, who wrote plays and produced amateur theatricals. Dodgson was a good friend of the family. AUCEANDPHOTOGRAPHY To Tom Taylor Christ Church, Oxford June 10, 1864 My dear Sir, You were kind enough to wish me to let you know some while before I came to town on my photographic visit, that you might see whether you could entrap any victims for me.