Who did Lewis Carroll mimic poems from?

In the book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll parodies several poems and songs:

  • How Doth the Little Crocodile is a parody of Isaac Watts' poem Against Idleness and Mischief
  • You Are Old, Father William parodies Robert Southey's The Old Man's Comforts and How He Gained Them
  • Speak Roughly to Your Little boy is a parody of Speak Gently, a poem attributed to GW Longford
  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Bat is a parody of The Star by Jane Taylor
  • Will You Walk a Little Faster mimics the first line and meter of Mary Howitt's poem The Spider and the Fly
  • The Voice of the Lobster parodies The Sluggard by Isaac Watts
  • Turtle Soup parodies Star of the Evening by James M Sayles

source: The Annotated Alice by Martin Gardner