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 Jack the Giant-killerJack and James. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Jack the Ripper.
An unknown person who so called himself, and committed a series of murders in the East End of London on common prostitutes.   1
        The first was April 2nd, 1888; the next was August 7th; the third was August 31st; the fourth was September 8th; the fifth was September 30th, when two women were murdered; the sixth was November 9th; the seventh was December 20th, in a builder’s yard; the eighth was July 17th, 1889, at Whitechapel; the ninth was September 17th.

 Jack the Giant-killerJack and James. 


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