Humpty Dumpy had a great fall,
All the king's horses and all the kings men,
|All the kings horses and all the kings men.|
couldn't put HUMPTY together again.
Is really a character and literary allusion,
He has appeared, or been referred to in many works, including Lewis Carroll's 'Through the Looking Glass'.
He is typically portrayed as an 'anthropomorphic' egg.
(Anthropomorphic: Having human characteristics or ascribing human characteristics to nonhuman things.)
In 1996 the Colchester Tourist Board's website revealed, after years of research that HUMPTY DUMPTY was in fact a giant cannon which was colloquially known as HUMPTY DUMPTY.
Colchester was a walled town with a castle and several churches and was protected by a city wall.
HUMPTY DUMPTY (the giant cannon) was strategically placed on the wall to protect the town from the enemy. However a shot from a Parliamentary cannon succeeded in damaging the wall beneath HUMPTY DUMPTY, causing the cannon to tumble to the ground.
The Royalists or Cavaliers ("All the King's Men") couldn't put HUMPTY together again.
The story goes that attempts to raise the giant cannon again proved impossible.
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