Mrs. Grundy's 42 Fat Pigs
- View SourceI think I see the pins. But what kind of pins are these? They look like
black light bulbs!
Little Birds are sleeping
All among the pins,
Where the loser wins:
Where, I say, he sneezes
When and how he pleases---
So the Tale begins.
Lewis Carroll, *Sylvie and Bruno Concluded*, "
- View Source--- In lewiscarroll@y..., DOYLE60@a... wrote:
> Could someone explain what is going on here, what ellipsis meanshere? I
> thought I knew but....perplexity at a
> "Shall I knock, or ring?" said Hugh, looking in some
> square brass plate which bore the simple inscription, "RING ALSO."never see an
> "Both," said Balbus. "That's an Ellipsis, my boy. Did you
> Ellipsis before ?"having an
> "I couldn't hardly read it," said Hugh evasively. "Its no good
> Ellipsis, if they don't keep it clean.""Ellipsis" is a term from rhetoric, specifically "omission of a word
> Lewis Carroll, *A Tangled Tale*, Knot II, "Eligible Apartments"
or short phrase easily understood in context". See
"The Forest of Rhetoric" at