Job Thornberry to Johannes Agricola

Job Thornberry. (See Thornberry.)

Job Trotter. (See Trotter.)

Job’s Wife. Some call her Rahmat, daughter of Ephraim son of Joseph; and others call her Makhir, daughter of Manasses.—Sale: Korân, xxi. note.

Joblillies (The), the small gentry of a village, the squire being the Grand Panjandrum (q.v.).

There were present the Picninnies, and the Joblillies, and the Garyulies, and the Grand Panjandrum himself.—Foote: The Quarterly Review, xcv. 516, 517.

Jobling, medical officer to the “Anglo-Bengalee Company.” Mr. Jobling was a portentous and most carefully dressed gentleman, fond of a good dinner, and said by all to be “full of anecdote.” He was far too shrewed to be concerned with the Anglo-Bengalee bubble company, except as a paid functionary.—Dickens; Martin Chuzzlewit (1844).

Jobson (Joseph), clerk to squire Inglewood the magistrate.—Sir W. Scott: Rob Roy (time, George I.).

Jobson (Zekel), a very masterful cobbler, who ruled his wife with a rod of iron.

Neil Jobson, wife of Zekel, a patient, meek, sweet-tempered woman.—Coffey: The Devil to Pay (died 1745).

Jock o’ Dawston Cleugh, the quarrelsome neighbour of Dandie Dinmont, of Charlie’s Hope.

Jock Jabos, postilion to Mrs. MCandlish the landlady of the Golden Arms inn, Kippletringan.

Slounging Jock, one of the men of MGuffog the jailer.—Sir W. Scott: Guy Mannering (time, George II.).

Jock o’ Hazeldean, the young man beloved by a “ladye fair.” The lady’s father wanted her to marry Frank, “the chief of Errington and laird of Langley Dale,” rich, brave, and gallant; but “aye she let the tears down fa’ for Jock o’ Hazeldean.” At length the wedding morn arrived, the kirk was gaily decked, the priest and bridegroom, with dame and knight, were duly assembled; but no bride could be seen: she had crossed the border and given her hand to Jock of Hazeldean.

(This ballad, by sir W. Scott, is a modernized version of an ancient ballad entitled Jock o’ Hazelgreen.)

Jockey of Norfolk, sir John Howard, a firm adherent of Richard III. On the night before the battle of Bosworth Field, he found in his tent this warning couplet—

Jockey of Norfolk, be not too bold,
For Dickon, thy master, is bought and sold.

Jodelet, valet of Du Croisy (q.v.).—Molière: Les Précieuses Ridicules (1659).

Joe, “the fat boy,” page in the family of Mr. Wardle. He has an unlimited capacity for eating and sleeping.—Dickens: The Pickwick Papers (1836).

Joe Gargery, a blacksmith. He was a fair man, with curls of flaxen hair on each side of his smooth face, and with eyes of “such very undecided blue, that they seemed to have got mixed with their own whites. He was a mild, sweettempered, easy-going, foolish, dear fellow. A Herculês in strength, and in weakness also.” He lived in terror of his wife; but loved Pip, whom he brought up. His great word was “meantersay.” Thus: “What I meantersay, if you come a-badgering me, come out. Which I meantersay as sech, if you’re a man, come on. Which I meantersay that what I say I meantersay and stand to it” (ch. xviii.). His first wife was a shrew; but soon after her death he married Biddy, a young woman wholly suited to him.

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