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'''Humpty Dumpty''' is the subject of a well-known [[nursery rhyme]]:<br />
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''Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,<br />
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''Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.<br />
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''All the King's horses, and all the King's men<br />
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''Couldn't put Humpty together again.
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The poem may originally have been a [[riddle]], the hearer having to guess that Humpty Dumpty is an [[egg]], but there are many other theories about its origins and its meaning.<ref>''The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes'', edited by Iona and Peter Opie. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1951.</ref>
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Humpty Dumpty is also well known as a character in [[Lewis Carroll]]’s ''[[Through the Looking Glass]]'', where he explains the meaning of some of the invented words in the poem [[Jabberwocky]]. He also confuses Alice by using words with non-standard meanings, explaining “When I use a word, ... it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.”<ref>''Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There'': [http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/12 full text] at Project Gutenberg.</ref>
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==References==
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