Prumptly sends an unquiring one

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  • rump: arse, backside
  • Humpty Dumpty
  • enquiring, inquiring → altered to "unquiring", one of many confusions of words used to illustrate HCE's confusion as he sleeps (or, alternately, navigates the underworld, as in the Egyptian Book of the Dead)
  • quiris: (Latin) foreign
  • quiris: (Latin) spear → cf. Giambattista Vico, The New Science ¶ 562: "Among the Romans, Juno is called Quirinia, and Mars Quirinus, from the noun quiris, spear. And Romulus, who excelled with the spear in his life, was likewise called Quirinus after his death. Similarly, when they met in solemn assembly, the Roman people were called Quirites, because they were armed with javelins" → see pike in upturnpikepointandplace in the next line