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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  A girl is like a flower fresh gathered; but a guilty woman is a flower trodden under foot.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  The presence of a young girl is like the presence of a flower, the one gives its perfume to all that approach it, the other her grace to all that surround her.
            —Louis Desnoyers
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