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Honest Jack Bannister. An actor in London for thirty-six years. (1760–1836.)

“After his retirement he was once accosted by Sir George Rose, when Honest Jack, being on the other side of the street, cried out, ‘Stop a moment, Sir George, and I will come over to you.ʹ ‘No, no,ʹ replied his friend, ‘I never yet made you cross, and will not begin now.”—Grinsted: Relics of Genius.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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