[Sca-cooks] Any Port in a Storm
johnnae at mac.com
Fri Aug 10 16:41:06 PDT 2012
OED also lists
[1657 S. Purchas Theatre Flying-Insects ii. 354 When weaker vessells beare saile only in a calme, a true vessell of Christ should saile best to his wished port in a storme.]
1714 R. Cocks Sermon 6 Charity..is a safe Port in a Storm, an Asylum to the Fugitive, [etc.].
On Aug 10, 2012, at 7:19 PM, Daniel And elizabeth phelps wrote:
> 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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