[Sca-cooks] Any Port in a Storm

Daniel And elizabeth phelps dephelps at embarqmail.com
Fri Aug 10 16:19:55 PDT 2012

The question was:

anyone know how old the saying is, "any port in a storm?"  

Earliest written use of the phase of which I an aware is as follows:

I feeling pretty sensibly that it was not going by the right
door, and knocking desperately at the wrong one, I told him
of it: -"Pooh!" says he, "my dear, any port in a storm."

"Fanny Hill" John Cleland 1749

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