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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Gently as to make no more noise than a spider attaching its thread.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  Gently as a rabbit goes.
            —R. D. Blackmore
      Gently, like the morning’s light,  Shedding, unmark’d, an influence soft and bright,  Till all the landscape gather in the sight.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  Gently as a lamb.
            —Alice Cary
  Gently as an angel’s hand.
            —Charles Dickens
  Gently as falls a mother’s tender speech.
            —Julia C. R. Dorr
  Breathe as gently, as a perfumed pair of sucking bellows, in some sweet lady’s chamber.
            —John Ford
  Gently like thoughts that come and go, the snowflakes fall, each one a gem.
            —William Hamilton Gibson
  Falling as gently as an answer to a prayer.
            —Adelaide A. Procter
  Gently as the dew mingles with the darkening maze.
            —James Whitcomb Riley
  Gently as any sucking dove.
            —William Shakespeare
  Gently as the twilight takes the parting day.
            —Thomas Ward
  Gently, as morning-dews distil.
            —Isaac Watts

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