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Nine Worthies

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Joshua, David, and Judas Maccabæus; Hector, Alexander, and Julius Cæsar; Arthur, Charlemagne, and Godfrey of Bouillon.

“Nine worthies were they called, of different rites—

Three Jews, three pagans, and three Christian knights.”


Dryden: The Flower and the Leaf.

Nine worthies (privy councillors to William III.):—

Whigs: Devonshire, Dorset, Monmouth, and Edward Russell.

Tories: Caermarthen, Pembroke, Nottingham, Marlborough, and Lowther.

Nine worthies of London. (See Worthies.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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