Jabberwocky (just a test)

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Jabberwocky (just a test)

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Jabberwocky

Lewis Carroll - 1832-1898

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"

He took his vorpal sword in hand;
Long time the manxome foe he sought—
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.

And, as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

"And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!"
He chortled in his joy.

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.
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What you testing?
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To see if copying and pasting respects the original formatting and it does ;)
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I love Lewis Carroll’s writing, do you think he was using hallucinogens or just a bit barmy when he wrote “Through the Looking glass”?
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I’d say lots of both :D
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And you’d probably be right the victorians liked their drugs, their queen was an opium user allegedly.
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It’s pretty widely known to be true.

I might go in to the reasons why banning drugs and narcotics in an outright knee jerk is a mistake later, if I get round to it.
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Queen Victoria was a user and even shared coke with a young Winston Churchill.
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