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James and Mary Ford, eds.  Every Day in the Year.  1902.
January 14
In Memory of Lewis Carroll
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        5
  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,        10
Who may not follow where your feet are set
  Upon the ways of Wonderland.

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