John

“John! It do sound lackadaisical. What I call womanish. But perhaps it’s for the better. We have such a lot of Jacks… Perhaps you wouldn’t like not another name of that sort. . . . There ain’t another John about the place as I know. I never knew a John down a mine – never. We’ll try it anyhow.”

(Anthony Trollope, John Caldigate, 1879)

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