Tom Styles or John a Styles, connected with John
o'Noakes in actions of ejectment. These mythical gentlemen, like
John Doe and Richard Roe, are no longer employed.
And, like blind Fortune, with a sleight
Convey men's interest and right
From Stiles's pocket into Nokes's.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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