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Jack Horner

For solution see Notes and Queries, xvi. 156; xvii. 83. In Latin alcaics, thus:

Sedens Johannes parvus in angulo
Hornerus edit crustula Christanica;
Et dixit, ut pruna extrahebat
Pollice, `Quam sum ego suavis in fans!'

The Lincoln Herald, Jan. 13, 1832.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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