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#16083 - 01/19/01 09:15 AM Carollian Capricious Piffle  
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Below is the first paragraph of one of my favourite pieces by Lewis Carroll. The full text is in my Driveway account, in both the WordPerfect format it was half-scanned, half-typed in, and in M$ Word97 format for those lacking the taste and refinement needed to appreciate WP. Look for Lewis Carroll's Belfry


THE NEW BELFRY OF CHRIST CHURCH, OXFORD

A Monograph by D. C. L.


‘A thing of beauty is a joy forever.'

I. ON THE ETYMOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE NEW BELFRY, CH. CH.

THE word ‘Belfry' is derived from the French bel, ‘beautiful, becoming, meet', and from the German frei, ‘free, unfettered, secure, safe'. Thus the word is strictly equivalent to ‘meatsafe', to which the new Belfry bears a resemblance so perfect as almost to amount to coincidence.




#16084 - 01/19/01 04:50 PM Re: Carollian Capricious Piffle  
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Dear Max Quordlepleen: I should very enjoy seeing more of your Lewis Carroll material. How may I access it? wwh
I have had one years experience with computers ten times, and have a lot to learn.


#16085 - 01/19/01 04:57 PM Re: Carollian Capricious Piffle  
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Dear Max: Please tell me how I can see more of your Lewis Carroll material.


#16086 - 01/19/01 05:52 PM Re: Carollian Capricious Piffle  
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Welcome, wwh. To access all the goodies uploaded to my driveway account, just got here: http://www.driveway.com and login as maxquordlepleen, password Crescent. Then feel free to download anything that takes your fancy.


#16087 - 01/20/01 08:39 AM Re: Carollian Capricious Piffle  
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Well, I read it. And when I got the end I was amazed. Primarily at how much time Mr Dodgson apparently had to do things which added not one jot to the sum of human knowledge!



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#16088 - 01/20/01 08:51 AM Re: Carollian Capricious Piffle  
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Indeed, The Reverend Dodgson does seem to have had a rather undemanding schedule of activities, but for the man who gave us The Snark and and the Jabberwock, to say nothing of the frumious bandersnatch, I am prepared to forgive much.



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