If everybody minded their business

If everybody minded their business - ""theDuchesssays"...

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"If everybody minded their business," the Duchess says, "the world would go around a deal faster  than it does." "Which would not be an advantage," observes Alice. "Talking of axes," says the Duchess, "Chop off her head!" The Duchess is abominable, and the baby  bears the worst of her cruelty. While violently throwing the baby around, the Duchess sings a crude  and savage lullaby: Speak roughly to your little boy, And beat him when he sneezes: He only does it to annoy, Because he knows it teases. The cook and the baby then recite a chorus to each stanza: Wow! wow! wow! This verse, like the others before it, is another parody of a well-known poem in Carroll's time. Alice is  rightly appalled at the lullaby's sentiments and the Duchess' cruelty. Every now and then, the  Duchess calls the baby "Pig!" This is proof enough that the Duchess has a barbarous nature.
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