This little piece of doggerel copied at the end of a letter DGR sent to Jane Morris on 11 September 1869 was written for Jenny and May Morris. Evidently DGR had sent a book for Jenny and May Morris with his letter. The book was almost certainly Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland) (1866).
The letter was first published in 1976 (see
) but the verses were not included there. The lines first appeared in print in
Fredeman, Correspondence, 69. 152