James and Mary Ford, eds. Every Day in the Year. 1902.

January 14

In Memory of Lewis Carroll

By From London Punch

  • (Rev. C. L. Dodgson, best known to the English-speaking world as Lewis Carroll, the author of “Alice in Wonderland,” died Jan. 14, 1898.)

  • LOVER of children! Fellow heir with those

    Of whom the imperishable kingdom is.

    Beyond all doubting now your spirit knows

    The unimagined mysteries.

    Darkly as in a glass our faces look

    To read ourselves, if so we may, aright;

    You, like the maiden in your fairy book,

    You step behind and see the light.

    Farewell! But in our hearts we have you yet,

    Holding our heritage with loving hand,

    Who may not follow where your feet are set

    Upon the ways of Wonderland.