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 Jockey (To).Joe or a Joe Miller. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Jockey of Norfolk.
 
Sir John Howard, a firm adherent of Richard III. On the night before the battle of Bosworth he found in his tent the warning couplet:   1
       
“Jockey of Norfolk, be not too bold,
For Dickon, thy master, is bought and sold.”
 


 Jockey (To).Joe or a Joe Miller. 

 
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