Jotham

in Dryden's satire of Absalom and Achitophel, means Saville, Marquis of Halifax. Jotham was the person who uttered the parable of The Trees Choosing a King when the men of Shechem made Abimelech king. (Judges ix.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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