Tuesday, June 14, 2005

"somebody said," Alice whispered, "that it's done by everybody minding thier own business!"


"If everybody minded thier own business," the Duchess said, in a hoarse growl, "the world would go round a deal faster that it does."


"You're thinking about something, my dear, and that makes you forget to talk. I can't tell you just now what the moral of that is, but I shall remember it in a bit."


"Tut, tut, child," said the Duchess "Everything's got a moral if only you can find it."


"The game's going on rather better now," she (Alice) said, by way of keeping up the conversation a little.


" 'Tis so," said the Duchess, "and the moral of that is -- 'Oh, 'tis love, that makes the world go round!' "


The Duchess in Alice and Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)

(this taken from the book: Anne's Anthology Following the Footnote Trail by Margie Gray)

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