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 Jack Tar.Jack of all Trades is Master of None. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Jack and the Bean Stalk.
 
A nursery tale of German invention. The giant is All-Father, whose three treasures are (1) a harp—i.e. the wind; (2) bags full of treasures—i.e. the rain; and (3) the red hen which laid golden eggs—that is, the genial sun. Man avails himself of these treasures and becomes rich.   1
 


 Jack Tar.Jack of all Trades is Master of None. 

 
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