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North

(Christopher). A nom-de-plume of Professor Wilson, of Gloucester Place, Edinburgh, one of the chief contributors of Blackwood's Magazine.

North

He's too far north for me. Too canny, too cunning to be taken in; very hard in making a bargain. The inhabitants of Yorkshire are supposed to be very canny, especially in driving a bargain.

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