Front Cover
 Humpty Dumpty
 Back Cover

Group Title: Denslow's picture books for children
Title: Denslow's Humpty Dumpty
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00085956/00001
 Material Information
Title: Denslow's Humpty Dumpty
Series Title: Denslow's picture books for children
Alternate Title: Humpty Dumpty
Physical Description: 12 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Denslow, W. W ( William Wallace ), 1856-1915
G. W. Dillingham Co ( Publisher )
Juvenile Collection (Library of Congress)
Donor: Egolf, Robert ( donor )
Publisher: G.W. Dillingham Co.
Place of Publication: New York
Publication Date: 1903
Subject: Happiness -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
Wit and humor, Juvenile -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
Children's stories, American   ( lcsh )
Children's stories -- 1903   ( lcsh )
Publishers' advertisements -- 1903   ( rbgenr )
Bldn -- 1903
Genre: Children's stories
Publishers' advertisements   ( rbgenr )
fiction   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- New York -- New York
Summary: The Farmer's wife hard boils Humpty Dumpty, (the son of the Humpty Dumpty of the nursery rhyme) so he won't break and he travels the world cheering people up.
Additional Physical Form: Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Statement of Responsibility: adapted and illustrated by W.W. Denslow.
General Note: Cover title.
General Note: Publisher's advertisements, back cover.
General Note: "Mounted on linen"-front cover.
Funding: Dr. Robert L. Egolf Collection.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00085956
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 004216686
oclc - 11971944
lccn - 82196775

Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Page 1
        Page 2
    Humpty Dumpty
        Page 3
        Page 4
        Page 5
        Page 6
        Page 7
        Page 8
        Page 9
        Page 10
        Page 11
        Page 12
        Page 13
        Page 14
    Back Cover
        Page 15
        Page 16
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LIUMPTIY=DUMPTY was a smooth, round
little chap, with a winning smile, -
and a great golden heart in his broad
Only one thing troubled Humpty, and
that was, that he might fall and crack
his thin, white skin; he wished to be
hard, all the way through, for he felt his
heart wabble when he walked, or ran
about, so off he went to the Black Hen
for advice.
This Hen was kind and wise, so she
was just the one, for him to go to with
his trouble.
"Your father, Old Humpty," said the

Hen, "was very
warning from no
poet said of him:

foolish, and would take
one; you know what the

'Humpty=Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty=Dumpty had a great fall;
All the king's horses, and all the king's men
Cannot put Humpty=Dumpty together again.'

"So you see, he came to a very bad
end, just because he was reckless, and
would not take a hint from any one,
he was much
worse than a
scrambled egg;
the king, his horses
S. Stand his men, did
all they could for
him, but his
case was

hopeless," and the Hen shook her head ,
"What you must do," continued the
Hen, as she wiped a tear from her bright
blue eye, "is to go to the Farmer's Wife,
next door, and tell her to put you into S
a pot of boiling hot water; your skin
is so hard and smooth, it will not hurt
you, and when you come out, you may

do as you wish, nothing can break you,
you can tumble about to your heart's
content, and you will not break, nor even
dent yourself."
So Humpty rolled in next door, and
told the Farmer's Wife that he wanted to
be put into boiling hot water as he was
too brittle to be of any use to himself or
to any one else.

"Indeed you shall," ,
Wife, "what is more I
up in a piece of spotted
you will have a nice c(
will come out, looking
Easter Egg."
So she tied him up
in a gay new rag, and
dropped him into the
copper kettle of boiling
water that was on the
It wat pretty hot for
Humpty at first, but
he soon got used to it,
and was happy, for he
felt himself getting
harder every minute.

He did n
long, before
as hard as
so, untying
the kettle as
tough and as
bright as any
hard boiled
The cal=
ico had
him from
head to foot
with big,
bright, red
spots, he
was as

lot have
he was
a brick
the rag

to stay in the water
quite well done, and
all the way through;

he jumped out of

gaudy as a circus clown,
and as nimble and
merry as one.

The Farmer's Wife
shook with laughter to
see the pranks of the
little fellow, for he
frolicked and frisked about from table to

chair, and mantelpiece; he would fall
from the shelf to the floor, just to show

how hard he was; and after thanking the

good woman most politely, for the service
she had done him, he walked out
into the sunshine,* on the clothes=line,

like a rope dancer, to see the wide, wide

* *

Of the
travels of
much could
be said;
he went
East, West,
North and
South; he
sailed the seas, he walked and rode on
the land through all the Countries of the
Earth, and all his life long he was happy
and content.
Sometimes as a clown, in a circus,
he would make fun for old and young;
again, as a wandering minstrel, he

twanged the strings of his banjo and
sung a merry song, and so on through
all his travels, he would lighten the
cares of ers, and make them forget
their sorb ws,

he went, in /
sunshine or in

rain, he never

forgot to sing

the praises of the wise Black Hen nor the

good, kind Farmer's Wife, who had started

him in life, hardened against sorrow, with

a big heart in the right place, for the

cheer and comfort of OTHERS.

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