The Borogoves, Toves and the Raths

Sir John Tenniel

Wood-engraving by Dalziel

Illustration for the sixth chapter of Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass (1871)

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

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