C++ Notes: The Name of the Song
From Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass
If you have trouble with the difference between objects
and pointers to objects, have sympathy for Alice.
. . .
'You are sad,' the Knight said in an anxious tone: 'let me sing you a song
to comfort you.'
'Is it very long?' Alice asked, for she had heard a
good deal of poetry that day.
'It's long,' said the Knight, 'but
very, VERY beautiful. Everybody that hears me sing it--either it brings the
TEARS into their eyes, or else--'
'Or else what?' said Alice, for
the Knight had made a sudden pause.
'Or else it doesn't, you know.
The name of the song is called "HADDOCKS' EYES."'
'Oh, that's the
name of the song, is it?' Alice said, trying to feel interested.
'No, you don't understand,' the Knight said, looking a little vexed.
'That's what the name is CALLED. The name really IS "THE AGED AGED MAN."'
'Then I ought to have said "That's what the SONG is called"?' Alice
'No, you oughtn't: that's quite another thing!
The SONG is called "WAYS AND MEANS": but that's only what it's CALLED, you
'Well, what IS the song, then?' said Alice, who was by this
time completely bewildered.
'I was coming to that,' the Knight said.
'The song really IS "A-SITTING ON A GATE": and the tune's my own invention.'
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