Call the Betsies, Kates and Jennies,
All the names that banish care;
Lavish of your grandsire's guineas,
Show the spirit of an heir.
Dr Johnson was given the nickname the Great Cham of Literature by the Scottish poet and author Tobias George Smollett (1721-7771).
In Christopher Marlowe's play The Jew of Malta, the character Barabas says, ''Twas sent me for a present from the Great Cham'.