Phantasmagoria and other poems by lewis carroll
Phantasmagoria and Other Poems by Lewis CarrollOne winter night, at half-past nine, Cold, tired, and cross, and muddy, I had come home, too late to dine, And supper, with cigars and wine, Was waiting in the study. There was a strangeness in the room, And Something white and wavy Was standing near me in the gloom -- I took it for the carpet-broom Left by that careless slavey. But presently the Thing began To shiver and to sneeze: On which I said Come, come, my man! Thats a most inconsiderate plan. Less noise there, if you please! Ive caught a cold, the Thing replies, Out there upon the landing. I turned to look in some surprise, And there, before my very eyes, A little Ghost was standing!
Phantasmagoria, and other poems, by Lewis Carroll
The others have all appeared before in magazines and other periodicals, with the exception of The Elections to the Hebdomadal Council , which was published by itself. The decorations on the cover represent the Crab Nebula in Taurus and Donati's Comet , two distinguished members of the Celestial Phantasmagoria. PART I. Phantasmagoria , in seven Cantos:—. The Trystyng. Hys Fyve Rules.
Canto I— The Trystyng One winter night, at half-past nine, Cold, tired, and cross, and muddy, I had come home, too late to dine, And supper, with cigars and wine, Was waiting in the study. - Uploaded by librivoxbooks on October 29,
The collection was also published under the name Rhyme? And Reason? It is Lewis Carroll's longest poem. Both the poem and the collection were illustrated by A. Carroll portrays the ghost as not so different from human beings: although ghosts may jibber and jangle their chains, they, like us, simply have a job to do and that job is to haunt.