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THE BARRISTER'S DREAM.
He dreamed that he stood in a shadowy Court,
Where the Snark, with a glass in its eye,
Dressed in gown, bands, and wig, was defending a pig
On the charge of deserting its sty.
That the sty was deserted when found:
And the Judge kept explaining the state of the law
In a soft under-current of sound.
And it seemed that the Snark had begun,
And had spoken three hours, before any one guessed
What the pig was supposed to have done.