Author: Lewis Carroll  | Date: 1869


(To Mary, Ina, and Harriet or "Hartie" Watson.)

WHEN .a.y and I.a told .a..ie they’d seen a

Small ..ea.u.e with .i..., dressed in crimson and blue,

.a..ie cried "’Twas a.ai.y! Why, I.a and .a.y,

I should have been happy if I had been you!"

Said .a.y "You wouldn’t." Said I.a "You shouldn’t-

Since you ca’n’t be us, and we couldn’t be you.

You are one, my dear .a..ie, but we are a.a..y,

And a.i...e.i. tells us that one isn’t two."

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