(Henry). A poet in the reign of Henry IV. Justice
Shallow says he saw Sir John Falstaff, when he was a boy, “break
Skogan's head at the court gate, when he [Sir John] was a crack [child]
not thus high.” (2 Henry
Scogan? What was he?
Oh, a fine gentleman, and a master of arts
Of Henry the Fourth's times, that made disguises
For the king's sons, and writ in ballad royal
Ben Jonson: The Fortunate Isles (1626).
The favourite buffoon of the court of King Edward IV. Scogin's
Jests were published by Andrew Borde, a physician, in the reign of
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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