Beware the misnamed monster.
The poem title was "Jabberwocky" but the monster was the Jabberwock. The lines, as I recall, were, "Beware the Jabberwock, my son/ The jaws that bite!/ The claws that catch!/ Beware the Jub-Jub bird,/ and shun the frumious Bandersnatch!"
I cannot guarantee the spelling and punctuation without checking a source, but I think those are the correct words---unless Phil was warning us against the poem, which I admit is not first-class.
Besides, the word Jabberwocky would not scan in that line! Have a frabjous day!
--George Riley, Ph.D, FlipChips Dot Com
The author responds:
Since yours was the only comment to this effect, I am glad that there is at least one literate person in this industry. By the way, it was that damn carpenter who gave me the spelling; I should have listened to the walrus.
The Chesire Cat [Phil Zarrow, ITM Consulting]
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