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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A new net won’t catch an old bird.  Danish.  1
All is fish that comes to his net.  2
In vain the net is spread in sight of any bird.  Bible.  3
Nets are for thrushes, eagles are not caught so.  Werner.  4
New nets don’t catch old birds.  Spanish.  5
The net that holds no great, takes little fish.  Southwell.  6
The net was never spread for the hawk or buzzard that hurt us, but for the harmless birds that are good meat.  Ben Jonson.  7
The rough net’s not the best catcher of birds.  8
When there is no fish in one spot cast your net in another.  Chinese.  9
With never a single hemp thread in his hand he thinks to make a dozen nets. (Trading without capital.)  Chinese.  10

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