Self-Photo June 1857

Lewis Carroll
(*27. Januar 1832 DaresburyCounty Cheshire - †14. Januar 1898 Guildford, County Surrey; eigentlich Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
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"Is all our Life, then, but a dream
Seen faintly in the golden gleam
Athwart Time's dark resistless stream?

The Crocodile (1865)

How doth the little crocodile
     Improve his shining tail,
And pour the waters of the Nile
     On every golden scale!

How cheerfully he seems to grin,
     How neatly spreads his claws,
And welcomes little fishes in,
     With gently smiling jaws!