Snark and Boojum

This blog is mostly about Lewis Carroll‘s, Henry Holiday‘s and Joseph Swain‘s illustrations to The Hunting of the Snark.

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In his Illuminated Snark, John Tufail assumed that the night sky in the front cover of The Hunting of the Snark could be a map. Together with my assumption that Henry Holiday drew inspiration from several paintings by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, John’s paper helped me to find the Ditchley Portrait. That again helped me to find the painting by an anonymous artist depicting Elizabeth I at old age.

Goetz Kluge, Munich, 2017-08-28

Eternal Disconnect

All men shall not be saved at the length. They also are worthy of condemnation, who endeavour at this time in restore the dangerous opinion that all men, by they never so ungodly, shall at length be saved, when they have suffered pains for their sins a certain time appointed by God’s justice.

Article 42 in Thomas Cranmer’s Forty-Two Articles (1552)

 

No one shall speak to the Man at the Helm, and the Man at the Helm shall speak to no one.

Rule 42 mentioned in Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark (1876)

 
As far as I understand, eternal damnation was a controversial issue in the Oxford Movement, and the Rev. C. L. Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll) did not subscribe to that. Could Rule 42 in The Hunting of the Snark be a reference to Article 42 in Thomas Cranmer’s Forty-Two Articles?

 
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The Ocean Chart

Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark (1876) has been published “with nine illustrations by Henry Holiday”. But there are ten illustrations. One possible explanation: The Ocean-Chart (aka the Bellman’s map) has not been made by Henry Holiday and Joseph Swain.

The map presently is used to navigate the United Kingom through the Brexit.

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What I tell you three times is true!

The Bellman’s Rule is stated in Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark, line #7 and line #335.

#! /usr/bin/haskell
import Data.List
statementList =
  ["Grand Fenwick steals our jobs!"
  ,"There are 10 Snark hunters."
  ,"There are 10 Snark hunters."
  ,"There are 9 Snark hunters."
  ,"Grand Fenwick steals our jobs!"
  ,"There are 9 Snark hunters."
  ,"6 * 7 = 39"
  ,"6 * 7 = 39"
  ,"There are 10 Snark hunters."
  ,"6 * 7 = 42"
  ,"Grand Fenwick steals our jobs!"
  ,"There are 10 Snark hunters."
  ,"6 * 7 = 39"
  ,"There are 10 Snark hunters."
  ]
atLeastThrice :: [String] -> [String]
atLeastThrice sL = [head grp | grp <- group $ sort sL, length grp >= 3]

Result (if loaded and executed in GHCI):
Prelude> atLeastThrice statementList
["6 * 7 = 39","Grand Fenwick steals our jobs!","There are 10 Snark hunters."]