This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...1820, p. 39) was not able to learn the origin of the phrase. Jack Nokes and Tom Stiles. Jack-of-all-trades. The London ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...1820, p. 39) was not able to learn the origin of the phrase. Jack Nokes and Tom Stiles. Jack-of-all-trades. The London Chanticleers, 1659 (Hailitfs Dodsley, xii. 347); Mayse's City Match, 1639 (ibid. xiii. 240). We often say, " Jaok of all trades, and master of none." Thomas Nash speaks contemptuously of "a sort of shifting companions that run through every art and thrive by none." Jack of all trades is of no trade. Jack of Dover. An old popular name for a sole from the supposed excellence of those found thereabout. Some, however, prefer those of Harwich. J ack-o-lantborn. Otherwise called Will-oWisp or Joan in the Wad. See my Faiths and Folklore, 1905, p. 635. It is now generally allowed that this is a mere physical phenomenon. Jack on or of both sides. That is, a trimmer. AAA07TpotraWos. A turncoat, a weathercock.--R. This expression occurs on the title of Bishop Wigand's De Neutralibus et Mediis, in Engl., 8vo( 1562. "Jack of both sides" is an interlooutor in A Dialogue, whercin ts plainlie layd open the Tyrannicall Dealing of Lord Bishops against Gods Children (1589), edit. 1640. "And as for Nevters, or as they may wel be englished, Jackes on both sides, wee haue innumerable remayning vs, wniche lyke cunnyng Tennies Players, can finely play with both handes, to and fro: forwarde and backward: live and low: Or as our English Prouerbe is vsed: can holde w the Hare and runne with the Hounde."--Humphrey Roberta's Complaynt for Reformation, 1572, sign. A 3. On the 13th May, 1606, was licensed "A pieture called Jacke on both sides."--Arber's Transcript, iii. 139. Comp. Davis, Suppl. Glossary, 1881, p. 710. Jack out of office, He. "Hcere to day and gone to morow. In good eredite with his...Read Less
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