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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Nine Worthies.
Joshua, David, and Judas Maccabæus; Hector, Alexander, and Julius Cæsar; Arthur, Charlemagne, and Godfrey of Bouillon.   1
“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.):—   2
   Whigs: Devonshire, Dorset, Monmouth, and Edward Russell.   3
   Tories: Caermarthen, Pembroke, Nottingham, Marlborough, and Lowther.   4
   Nine worthies of London. (See WORTHIES.)   5

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