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 We Three.Weak as Water. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
We Left Our Country for Our Country’s Good.
 
We are transported convicts. The line occurs in a prologue written by George Barrington (a notorious pickpocket) for the opening of the first playhouse at Sydney, in Australia, 16th January, 1796.   1
       
“True patriots we, for be it understood,
We left our country for our country’s good.”
 


 We Three.Weak as Water. 

 
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