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Humpty Dumpty is a character in an English nursery rhyme, probably originally a riddle and one of the best known in the English-speaking world. He is typically portrayed as a personified egg, though he is not explicitly ...


Apr 24, 2013 ... As you seem to have noticed, in the “Humpty Dumpty” nursery rhyme, nowhere does it say that Humpty is an egg, yet he is often presented as ...


Jan 8, 2014 ... However, historical evidence actually suggests that Humpty Dumpty ... of Humpty Dumpty as an egg, a portrayal which continued throughout ...


Kelly Carter is, of course, correct. The nursery rhyme never mentions an egg. The reason? The rhyme was actually a riddle*, and the answer was "an egg".


The popular nursery rhyme never describes Humpty Dumpty as an egg, so what was he?


Humpty Dumpty as described in Alice through the looking glass ... book, 'Alice Through the Looking Glass', where Humpty Dumpty is shown as a round egg.


Oct 16, 2013 ... Humpty Dumpty, as drawn by Milo Winter in Through the Looking ... in the nursery rhyme, why is it that Humpty Dumpty is depicted as an egg?


Why is Humpty Dumpty portrayed as an egg, even though eggs aren't mentioned in the nursery rhyme? April 16, 1999. Dear Straight Dope: As a long time fan, ...


Couldn't put Humpty together again. Now, in most if not all illustrations Humpty is portrayed as an egg... By William Wallace Denslow - Library of Congress [1], ...


Oct 11, 2008 ... Humpty Dumpty is first recorded in 1797 and transformed 70 years later by Lewis Carroll into an anthropomorphic egg. It's often ascribed some ...