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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
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First come, first served.  Dryden.  1
The first pleases every one.  Italian.  2
The first in the boat has the choice of oars.  Dutch.  3
The first men in the world were a gardener, a ploughman and a grazier.  4
The first movements are not in the hands of men.  Don Quixote.  5
The first pig and the last whelp of the litter is the best.  6
Who comes first grinds first.  German, Dutch.  7
 
 
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