- View SourceI've a couple of questions for any bibliophiles.Did the 1869 edition of 'Phantasmagoria and Other Poems' include all the serious poems? and was this the first time they had all appeared in print together? if not, what was?karoline
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Carroll a Dragon?
Okay, we all know that astrology is a load of fetid dingos’ kidneys, but some members may find this interesting.
From the chart on the link below, going backwards in 12 year jumps, I’ve just worked out that Carroll is, in Chinese horoscope terms, a dragon. Apparently, dragons are:
“Magical, shrewd, intuitive, artistic and very lucky. Alternately, can be stubborn, irritable and impulsive. Can also be rather worldly and hard to get close to. Full of vitality, self assured, bright and master of success. Somewhat proud and quick-tempered, the Dragon personality is always attractive.“
I find it very unlikely that Carroll knew his Chinese birth sign but much of this description does seem to match with what we know of his character. Having said that, I imagine the same could be said of some of the others.
Jabberwocky is, of course, inspired by old dragon legends.
- View SourceThe first edition of Phantasmagoria contained thirteen serious poems - some, if not all, had appeared before (but not together) in periodicals (Comic Times, The Train). All but two of the thirteen would be republished in "Three Sunsets and other Poems" in the year of Lewis Carroll's death, 1898. He added two poems for this collection which might be considered "serious" (if schmaltzy) - Far Away (Lady Muriel's song form Sylvie and Bruno) and A Song of Love (from Sylvie and Bruno Concluded). The only other "serious" poems that I can think of are Dreamland (written to go with C E Hutchinson's dream music) and The Majesty of Justice (which had a serious purpose). Should we be looking for more serious poems? Would it be worth it?J
"karoline@historyisfiction" <Karoline@...> wrote:I've a couple of questions for any bibliophiles.Did the 1869 edition of 'Phantasmagoria and Other Poems' include all the serious poems? and was this the first time they had all appeared in print together? if not, what was?karoline
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