Jabberwocky was a tale of derringdo.
My Grandfather had to depict the first verse in a game of charades one Christmas. Nearly did himself in, all that gyring and gimbling before someone got it!
The Cheshire Cat narrates an entire poem in the book 'Alice in Verse: The Lost Rhymes of Wonderland'. Google this title and you'll find a bunch links to quotes and illustrations. Best Wonderland book since the original (the sequel to 'The Walrus & the Carpenter', entitled 'The Walrus & the Carpenter Head Back', is absolutely astounding ;-)
I found it funny,because I was reading the poem and when I got to the "and the mome raths outgrabe" part I said lt like the Cheshire cat...and I went oh my god! I know this it's from Alice in Wonderland haha.
Several of the words in the poem are nonce words of Carroll's own invention.In later writings, Lewis Carroll explained several of the others. The rest of the nonsense words were never explicitly defined by Carroll, who claimed that he did not know what some of them meant. An extended analysis of the poem is given in the book The Annotated Alice, including writings from Carroll about how he formed some of his idiosyncratic words.