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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Drowning
 
A drowning man will catch at a rush.  1
A drowning man will catch at a straw.  2
A good swimmer is not safe against drowning.  French.  3
Better go about than be drowned.  Spanish, Portuguese.  4
Good swimmers are oftenest drowned.  5
He came safe from the East Indies and was drowned in the Thames.  6
The best swimmer is the first to drown himself.  Italian.  7
The best swimmers are oftenest drowned, and the best riders have the hardest falls.  Chinese.  8
 
 
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