The Borogoves, Toves and the Raths

The Borogoves, Toves and the Raths

Sir John Tenniel

Wood-engraving by Dalziel

Illustration for the fifth chapter of Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass (1865)

"'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe."

(Translated): ["It was four o'clock in the afternoon, and the slimy and lithe toves
Did go round and round and making holes in the grass plot round the sun-dial:
All flimsy and miserable were the borogoves,
And the raths were bellowing and whistling far from home."]

[Guess which is the tove, the borogove, the rath.]