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The Aged Man
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General Information
Gender Male
Occupation White Bishop

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.

DescriptionEdit

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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References



Through The Looking-Glass Characters

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 Jubjub Bird The Jabberwocky Kitty The 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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