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  • Pumpkin-head and the Scarecrow had recently been stuffed with fresh straw.

    Glinda of Oz

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  • seen in Falstaff's Wedding c. 1766

    Fal: Hold Bardolph where art thou going? thou glowworm
    in magnature with thy tail upwards thou pumpion headed rascal stay or-

    Bar: Give me good words then Sir John Why pumkin head pray now

    Fal: Hast thou never seen a scoop d pumpion set over a candle's end on a gate post to frighten ale wives from gossiping by owl light That is a type of thee that rs thy emblem thy head being hollow full or light and easily broken as thou shalt experience if thou offer'st to fly thy colours till disbanded by authority I shall need thee I tell thee to keep me warm under the coldness of the king s displeasure


    http://books.google.ca/books?id=hYcuAAAAYAAJ page 37

    September 18, 2013