'And you really live by the river? What a jolly life!'
'By it and with it and on it and in it,' said the Rat. 'It's brother and sister to me, and aunts, and company, and food and drink, and (naturally) washing. It's my world, and I don't want any other.'
-Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
And now cometh he from the depths of the sea,
To survey the point where the town is to be;
But sadly trepann'd two miles from dry land-
He drives his poor snout in the treacherous sand.
'Is this your fine town? Says the whale with a frown...
-By Quiz, The Moreton Bay Courier, 17 July 1847