For there isanupstartcrow, beautified with our feathers, that with his
tiger's heart wrapped in a player's hide, supposes he is as
well able to bombast out a blank verse as the best of you;
and being an absolute Iohannes fac totum, is in his
own conceit the only Shake-scene in a country. Robert Greene Of Shakespeare. The Groatsworth of Wit, Bought
with a Million of
Repentance. Iohannes fac totum = 'Jack-of-all-trades'.
The curse of hell upon the sleek upstart That got the
Captain finally on his back And took the red
red vitals of his heart And made the kites
to whet their beaks clack clack. John Crowe Ransom Chills and Fever,'Captain Carpenter'.