Plunge into a chasm

from Lewis Carroll – The Hunting of the Snark on Rap Genius

Meaning

This could be a reference to Thomas Gray’s poem “The Bard”:

“… and headlong from the mountain’s height
Deep in the roaring tide he plung’d to endless night.”

There also are references to John Martin’s painting “The Bard” in Henry Holiday’s illustration to the last Snark chapter.

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