Acrostic: Maidens! If You Love the Tale

Author: Lewis Carroll  | Date: 1876

ACROSTIC: MAIDENS! IF YOU LOVE THE TALE

(To the Misses Drury.)

"MAIDENS! if you love the tale,

If you love the Snark,

Need I urge you, spread the sail,

Now, while freshly blows the gale,

In your ocean-barque!

"English Maidens love renown,

Enterprise, and fuss!"

Laughingly those Maidens frown;

Laughingly, with eyes cast down;

And they answer thus:

"English Maidens fear to roam.

Much we dread the dark;

Much we dread what ills might come,

If we left our English home,

Even for a Snark!"

Apr. 6, 1876.

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