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 Wisdom of Many and the Wit of One (The).Wise as a Serpent. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Wise (The)
 
ALBERT II., Duke of Austria, called The Lame and Wise. (1289, 1330–1358.)   1
   ALFONSO X. (or IX.) of Leon, and IV. of Castile, called The Wise and The Astronomer. (1203, 1252–1285.)   2
   ABEN-ESRA, a Spanish rabbi, born at Toledo. (1119–1174.)   3
   CHARLES V. of France, called Le Sage. (1337, regent 1358–1360, king 1364–1380.)   4
   CHE-TSOU, founder of the fourteenth dynasty of China, called Hou-pe-lae (the model ruler), and his sovereignty The Wise Government. (1278–1295.)   5
   COMTE DE LAS CASES, called Le Sage. (1766–1842.)   6
   FREDERICK, Elector of Saxony. (1463, 1544–1554.)   7
   JOHN V. of Brittany, called The Good and Wise. (1389, 1399–1442.)   8
   ¶ Nathan the Wise. A drama by Lessing, based on a story in the Decameron. (Day x., Novel 3.)   9
 


 Wisdom of Many and the Wit of One (The).Wise as a Serpent. 

 
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