5. Humpty Dumpty
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.
There are two possible origins of the Humpty Dumpty Rhyme. One is that Humpty Dumpty was the nickname of a powerful Puritan cannon used against the Royalist City of Colchester during the English Civil War. The other is that Humpty Dumpty refers to Charles I, the king who lost his throne—and head—in that war.