Did you know that Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, born in the village of Daresbury, England, January 27, 1832, is best known by his pseudonym, Lewis Carroll? His books include the children’s classics Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.
My books with these two titles is from a special edition published in 1946 with the John Tenniel illustrations colored by Fritz Kredel. The first manuscript called Alice’s Adventures under Ground was written back in 1864. Inside one of these books, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, a poem, “You Are Old, Father William” in Chapter 5.
You Are Old, Father William, by Lewis Carroll
“You are old, Father William,” the young man said,
“And your hair has become very white;
And yet you incessantly stand on your head—
Do you think, at your age, it is right?”…
Written and Photographed by Mary Gilmartin, January 24, 2013