Support this site with a donation.
Alice, the Duchess, and the Baby
Illustration to chapter 6 of Alice in Wonderland
Wood-engraving by Thomas Dalziel
'Oh, don't bother ME,' said the Duchess; 'I never could abide figures!' And with that she began nursing her child again, singing a sort of lullaby to it as she did so, and giving it a violent shake at the end of every line: