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 Fool Thinks.Fool or Physician at Forty. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fool in his Sleeve.
 
Every man hath a fool in his sleeve. No one is always wise. The allusion is to the tricks of jugglers.   1
   The wisest fool in Christendom. James I, was so called by Henri IV., but he learnt the phrase of Sully.   2
 


 Fool Thinks.Fool or Physician at Forty. 

 
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