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Notes of a word-watcher, Hanching Chung. A first port of call for English learning.
The Hunting of the Snark
has 8 "fits" (cantos), which is noted in the full name "The Hunting of the Snark -
An Agony, in Eight Fits
A section of a
The balance of this first fytte consists mostly of lengthy dialogue detailing the knight's impoverishment.
When the knight is introduced in a later fytte of the poem, he is called Sir Richard-at-the-Lee.
Percy has written a long ballad in many fits: it is pretty enough.
, perhaps the same word as
, or related to German
'skein of yarn', in the obsolete sense 'thread with which weavers mark off a day's work'.