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I often wondered

I often wondered is one of those instances where the words dictated the music to an extreme. The text, by Lewis Carroll, displays a unique feature that is cared over strictly into the music: when laid out in lines of six words, it reads the same down as across

I often wondered when I cursed,
often feared where I would be —
wondered where she’d yield her love
when I yield so will she.
I would her will be pitied!
Cursed be love! she pitied me…