Wednesday Nostalgia

Everybody, but everybody, knows the story of Humpty Dumpty and can quickly recite the rhyme: Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall…… Humpty Dumpty  had a great fall….. all the kings horses and all the kings men couldn’t put Dumpty together again. Bet you’ve recited that to your grandkids more than once.

Look again: where does it say that Humpty Dumpty was an EGG???

Quoting from TIDBITS, the freebie thing found everywhere, “the rhyme dates back to 1797 but it wasn’t until Lewis Carroll’s 1872 book, Through the Looking Glass, that he was described as an egg.

“In the original nursery rhyme, the last lines read: “Fourscore men and fourscore more could not make Humpty Dumpty where he was before.”

Thank you, TIDBITS, for this most educational tidbit.

2 comments on “Wednesday Nostalgia

  1. Debbie says:

    That is amazing. Reminds me again of reading something in our genealogy the first time or more and then suddenly seeing something we missed years later. Happens. I will have to bring this tidbit up at my next “social.” haha

  2. Bettye Hull says:

    Interesting! I wonder what that “correct” line really means?

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