I've seen hatters before,' she said to herself; `the March Hare will be much the most interesting, and perhaps as this is May it won't be raving mad
--at least not so mad
as it was in March.
Do you mean to say that my father in a mad
attempt to usurp the functions of God created that awful thing?
At the hearin' of this, ye may swear, though, I was as mad
as a grasshopper, but I remimbered that I was Sir Pathrick O'Grandison, Barronitt, and that it wasn't althegither gentaal to lit the anger git the upper hand o' the purliteness, so I made light o' the matter and kipt dark, and got quite sociable wid the little chap, and afther a while what did he do but ask me to go wid him to the widdy's, saying he wud give me the feshionable inthroduction to her leddyship.
But, speaking for myself, I'm not quite sure that he is mad
And though I have no intention of imitating Roland, or Orlando, or Rotolando (for he went by all these names), step by step in all the mad
things he did, said, and thought, I will make a rough copy to the best of my power of all that seems to me most essential; but perhaps I shall content myself with the simple imitation of Amadis, who without giving way to any mischievous madness but merely to tears and sorrow, gained as much fame as the most famous.