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Gender Male
Occupation(s) White Bishop ♗
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The Aged Man is a fictional character from the novel Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll. He only appears within the poem, Haddocks' Eyes that the White Knight recites to Alice in Chapter Eight.

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According to the poem, the Knight met the Aged Man sitting atop a gate in a field and questioned him as to his profession. The Man responds with a long list of absurd occupations, including making waistcoat buttons from the eyes of haddocks and digging for buttered rolls.

The last stanza closes by describing him as:

"...that old man I used to know--
Whose look was mild, whose speech was slow
Whose hair was whiter than the snow,
Whose face was very like a crow,
With eyes, like cinders, all aglow,
Who seemed distracted with his woe,
Who rocked his body to and fro,
And muttered mumblingly and low,
As if his mouth were full of dough..."

According to the dramatis personae for Through the Looking-Glass, he is the White King's bishop.[1]

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Alice The Mad Hatter The Red Queen The Red King The Red Knight The White Queen
The White King The White Knight The March Hare The Sheep Humpty Dumpty
Tweedledum and Tweedledee The Lion and the Unicorn The Bandersnatch The Jubjub bird
The Jabberwocky
Kitty The Talking Flowers The Aged Man Lily
The Monstrous Crow The White Horse The Bread-and-Butterfly The Rocking-Horse-Fly
Snap-Dragonfly The Gnat

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