From the poem, Jabberwocky, written by Lewis Carroll in his 1871 novel Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There
`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.
“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!”
Some of these bodies have been cast in bronze and are in private fine art collections. Some are prototypes intended only as experiments in form and concept.