E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The giant porter of Charles I., who carried about in his pocket Sir Geoffrey Hudson, the kings dwarf. He was nearly eight feet high. (Died 1632.) Fuller speaks of him in his Worthies, and Sir Walter Scott introduces him in Peveril of the Peak.
As tall a man as is in London, always excepting the kings porter, Master Evans, that carried you about in his pocket, Sir Geoffrey, as all the world has heard tell.Chap. xxxiii.