Binsey & the Thames


Oxfordを流れているのは、the Thamesである。

All in the Golden Afternoon

ALL in the golden afternoon
Full leisurely we glide;
For both our oars, with little skill,
By little arms are plied,
While little hands make vain pretence
Our wanderings to guide.

Ah, cruel Three! In such an hour
Beneath such dreamy weather,
To beg a tale of breath too weak
To stir the tiniest feather!
Yet what can one poor voice avail
Against three tongues together?

[Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, All in the Golden Afternoon]


Binseyのthe Thames


Binseyのthe Thames川畔より遠くOxfordを望む


BinseyにあるSt Margaret's ChurchのTreacle Well(Mad Tea-PartyでDormousの話にでてくる蜂蜜の井戸)

Once upon a time there were three little sisters, the Dormouse began in a great hurry; and their names were Elsie, Lacie, and Tillie; and they lived at the bottom of a well---
What did they live on? said Alice, who always took a great interest in questions of eating and drinking.
They lived on treacle, said the Dormouse, after thinking a minute or two.
They couldn't have done that, you know, Alice gently remarked; they'd have been ill.
So they were, said the Dormouse; very ill.

[Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter VII. A Mad Tea-Party]