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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Authors, like privateers, are always fair game for one another.
            —Dr. Samuel Johnson
Authors, like maids at fifteen years,
Are full of wishes, full of fears.
            —Robert Lloyd
  A pin has as much head as some authors and a great deal more point.
            —George D. Prentice
  Authors I have named are like certain workers in metal, who try a hundred different compounds to take the place of gold—the only metal which can never have any substitute.
            —Arthur S. Schopenhauer

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