Citations:it never rains but it pours

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English citations of it never rains but it pours

  • 1772, Samuel Paterson (anonymously), Joineriana, or the Book of Scraps, Joseph Johnson, Vol. I, page 44.
    Given as an example of a trite expression it would be "childish" to attribute to someone:
    It never rains, but it pours !—‘as my grandmother uſed to ſay.’ [italics in original]