From the beginning of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland as quoted on Wikiquote:
- There was nothing so very remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so very much out of the ordinary to hear the Rabbit say to itself 'Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!' ...but when the Rabbit actually took a watch out its waistcoat pocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice startled to her feet.
One memorable character from the story of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is the White Rabbit.
Characteristics of the White Rabbit costume often include large white rabbit ears, an oversized "pocket" watch and a vest and/or jacket -- often from the approximate time period of the book, the mid 1800s.