Quotation by Ann Taylor

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky!
Ann Taylor (1782–1866), British writer of verse for children, and Jane Taylor (1783–1824), British writer of verse for children. The Star, st. 1, Rhymes for the Nursery (1806).

in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, the Mad Hatter sings: "Twinkle, twinkle, little bat! How I wonder what you're at! Up above the world you fly, Like a tea-tray in the sky." The burlesque may refer to a professor of mathematics at Oxford known as "The Bat," probably from his tendency when lecturing to soar above the heads of his listeners.
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