“The hunting of the Snark” Lewis Carroll (An Agony in 8 Fits)

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‘The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in 8 Fits)’
Lewis Carroll
“He had bought a large map representing the sea,
Without the least vestige of land:
And the crew were much pleased when they found it to be
A map they could all understand.
What’s the good of Mercator’s North Poles and Equators,
Tropics, Zones, and Meridian Lines?”
So the Bellman would cry: and the crew would reply
They are merely conventional signs!
Other maps are such shapes, with their islands and capes!
But we’ve got our brave Captain to thank:
(So the crew would protest)
that he’s bought us the best—
A perfect and absolute blank!”