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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Gentle as a fawn.
            —Irish Ballad
  Gentle as a love-sick maid.
            —Aphra Behn
  Gentle as a turtle-dove.
            —R. D. Blackmore
  As gentle as the lover’s sighs.
  Gentle as the moon.
            —Richard Henry Dana (1787–1879)
  Gentle and placid as Socrates.
            —Alphonse Daudet
  Gentle as sleep.
            —Lord De Tabley
  Gentle as a feather-stroke.
            —George Eliot
  Gentle as the falling dew.
            —Hesiod (Cooke)
  Voice gentle as the breeze that plays in the evening among the spices of Sahara.
            —Dr. Samuel Johnson
  More gentle than the wind in summer.
            —John Keats
  As gentle an’ soft as the sweet summer air.
            —Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  Gentle as truth.
            —William James Linton
  Gentle as chaines that honor binde.
            —Richard Lovelace
  Gentle as a sigh love-fraught.
            —Evan MacColl
            Gentle, loving, kind
Like Mary singing to her mangered child.
            —George MacDonald
  Gentle as infancy.
            —William Thompson Price
  Gentle as the cradle-babe.
            —William Shakespeare
            They are as gentle
As zephyrs blowing below the violet.
            —William Shakespeare
Gentyll as faucoun  Or hauke of the towre.
            —John Skelton
  Gentle as eve.
            —John Taylor
Music that gentler on the spirit lies,  Than tir’d eyelids upon tir’d eyes.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  The queen as soft and gentle, like a moonbeam white and fair.
            —Ludwig Uhland
  Gentle as an infant child.
            —William Wordsworth
  Gentle as the morning light.
            —William Wordsworth
  Gentle as a jay on tree.
            —Worlde and the Chylde
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