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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Wise
 
  Wise as Minerva.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Wise as Solomon.
            —Anonymous
  2
  As wise as the men of Gotham, who went to build a wall about the wood to keep out the cuckoo.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Wise as Time and Silence are.
            —Alfred Austin
  4
                Looking wise,
As men find woodcocks by their eyes.
            —Samuel Butler
  5
  Wise as Thurlow looks.
            —Charles James Fox
  6
  As wise as a woodcock.
            —John Heywood
  7
  Wise as an owl.
            —John Keats
  8
  Wise as the Mayor of Banbury, who would prove that Henry III was before Henry II.
            —Vincent Stuckey Lean (Collectanea)
  9
  Wise as age.
            —William James Linton
  10
  Wise as nature.
            —Alexander Pope
  11
  Wise as Waltom’s calfe.
            —John Skelton
  12
  Wise as serpents.
            —New Testament
  13
  Wiser than the children of light.
            —New Testament
  14
  Wise as Shakespeare.
            —Henry D. Thoreau
  15
  Wise as her mother’s apron string.
            —Nicholas Udall
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