Bathing-Machines

Snarks have five marks: The fourth is its fondness for bathing-machines,       Which it constantly carries about, And believes that they add to the beauty of scenes—       A sentiment open to doubt. [The New Belfry of Christ Church, Oxford] is of the best of Dodgson’s Oxford squibs, a good humored … Continue reading “Bathing-Machines”

The New Belfry

A bathing machine – and Christ Church Tom Quad, looking south towards the Hall with the temporary belfry mounted on top of it. Photographer: C.L. Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) In 1872 the Christ Church College Cathedral belfry showed damages which made it necessary to rehouse its bells elsewhere. Driven by Dean Henry George Liddel, the New … Continue reading “The New Belfry”

Carroll’s comments on an Oxford Belfry

In The New Belfry of Christ Church, a certain “D. C. L.” wrote: § 7. On the impetus given to Art in England by the new Belfry, Ch. Ch. The idea has spread far and wide, and is rapidly pervading all branches of manufacture. Already an enterprising maker of bonnet-boxes is advertising ‘the Belfry pattern’: … Continue reading “Carroll’s comments on an Oxford Belfry”