9.5±0.5 Snark Hunters

Allegedly, the Snark hunting crew consists of ten members (MG017). Is that so? Martin Gardener (MG046) told us that “Phyllis Greenacre thinks that the ten members of the crew represent the ten children of the Dodgson family.” However, I think that to Dodgson/Carroll his private life was nothing to be referred to in his fiction … Continue reading “9.5±0.5 Snark Hunters”

The Baker’s 42 Boxes

The Baker’s 42 boxes (MG011) might be a reference to Thomas Cranmer’s 42 Articles. The Baker’s 42 Boxes are the original Protestant Articles of 1553, with Thomas Cranmer’s name on each. Angus MacIntyre, The Reverend Snark, Jabberwocky 23(1994): 51-52   I suggest that this belongs to Carroll’s references to Thomas Cranmer himself. A Baker is … Continue reading “The Baker’s 42 Boxes”

Martin Gardner’s Snark Annotations

Today I start to refer to Martin Gardner’s annotations to The Hunting of the Snark in a more systematical way. Admittedly, I should have done that much earlier. I didn’t read the annotations carefully enough. As an example, Martin Gardner annotated (MG058) to The Hunting of the Snark that Elizabeth Sewell pointed out in The … Continue reading “Martin Gardner’s Snark Annotations”

Burning the Baker

  The images (click on them to read more) are related to my little article in the Knight Letter № 100 (July 2018, ISSN 0193-886X, published by the LCSNA).   Blog entry related to this page Thomas Cranmer’s Burning Feedback: Mewe | Reddit | Twitter | Facebook 1 | Facebook 2 | Quora My LCSNA … Continue reading “Burning the Baker”

This is no Cigar

Martin Gardner wrote in his Annotated Snark (1962, MG064) about Henry Holiday’s almost surreal illustration: […] Thousands of readers must have glanced at this drawing without noticing (though they may have shivered with subliminal perception) the huge, almost transparent head of the Baker, abject terror on his features, as a gigantic beak (or is it … Continue reading “This is no Cigar”