Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Lewis Carroll (183298)
Theres the Kings Messenger. Hes in prison now, being punished: and the trial doesnt begin until next Wednesday: and of course the crime comes last of all.
Suppose he never commits the crime? said Alice.
That would be all the better, wouldnt it? the Queen said.
LEWIS CARROLL (Charles L. Dodgson), Through the Looking-Glass, chapter 5.Logical Nonsense: The Works of Lewis Carroll, ed. Philip C. Blackburn and Lionel White, p. 195 (1934). First published in 1872.