Quotation by Lewis Carroll

If you address a ghost as "Thing!"
Or strike him with a hatchet,
He is permitted by the King
To drop all formal parleying—
And then you're sure to catch it!
Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832–1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman. repr. In The Works of Lewis Carroll, Longmeadow Press (1982). The ghost in Phantasmagoria, Canto II, Phantasmagoria and other Poems, Macmillan (1869).
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