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Alice Alice in Wonderland


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Main character in the book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, a synonym for the English mathematician and author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, 1832-1898.

Biography of Alice Alice in Wonderland

Quotations by Lewis Carroll

”I’m very brave generally,” he went on in a low voice: ”only to-day I happen to have a headache.”
Through the Looking Glass, Chapter 4.

She had never forgotten that, if you drink much from a bottle marked ”poison,” it is almost certain to disagree with you, sooner or later.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 1.

Speak roughly to your litle boy,
And beat him when he sneezes:
He only does it to annoy,
Because he knows it teases.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 6.

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