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Life is sweets! Jamie Laing says building his Candy Kittens brand has brought his boyhood dreams to life - and that making them 100 per cent vegan was a 'no-brainer' Alice felt even more indignant at this suggestion. ‘I mean,’ she said, ‘that one can’t help growing older.’ According to the Oxford English Dictionary, in the 17th century, the term "humpty dumpty" referred to a drink of brandy boiled with ale.  The riddle probably exploited, for misdirection, the fact that "humpty dumpty" was also eighteenth-century reduplicative slang for a short and clumsy person.  The riddle may depend upon the assumption that a clumsy person falling off a wall might not be irreparably damaged, whereas an egg would be. The rhyme is no longer posed as a riddle, since the answer is now so well known. Similar riddles have been recorded by folklorists in other languages, such as "Boule Boule" in French, "Lille Trille" in Swedish and Norwegian, and "Runtzelken-Puntzelken" or "Humpelken-Pumpelken" in different parts of Germany—although none is as widely known as Humpty Dumpty is in English.   Meaning Humpty Dumpty, shown as a riddle with answer, in a 1902 Mother Goose story book by W. W. Denslow Poster advertising a pantomime version at the Olympic Theatre in New York 1868, starring George L. Fox
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Santat, D. (2014). The adventures of Beekle: An unimaginary friend. New York: Little, Brown. See our Classroom Bookshelf entry here.Towards the end of the war, a big cannon was was used in Chichester to bombard the roundheads or parliamentary forces in a bid to stop Charles I ruling the country without consent. The old man shuffled into the dusty church with a leather satchel slung over his shoulder. Why had he waited so long to surrender this heavy burden to its rightful owner? Of course, the hidden power was enticing at first, just at it would be for any man. But the burden grew and past miracles were now eclipsed by the weight of his guilt. This was the end of the line, at least for his part of the journey. In reality, it was just the beginning of a long line of intrigue and mystery…
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Of course it is. It’s called “ wabe,” you know, because it goes a long way before it, and a long way behind it—’ Alan Rodger: "Obituary: Professor David Daube". Independent.co.uk. 5 March 1999. The Independent, 5 March 1999.