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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  High as a kite.
  High as summer-surge swells.
  Higher than Gilroy’s kite.
  High as the herald-star.
            —Edwin Arnold
  High as man’s desires.
            —Earl of Beaconsfield
  High … as the stars were above the clouds.
            —Arthur. C. Benson
  Higher than the price ov gold.
            —Josh Billings
  High as the stars.
            —Thomas Carlyle
  High as the head of Fame.
            —William Congreve
  High as the spheres.
            —William Congreve
  Piled high as the skies.
            —Frederick the Great
  High as the berries of a wild ash tree.
            —John Keats
  High as Jove’s roof.
            —Sir Roger L’Estrange
  High as that peak in Heaven where Milton kneels.
            —Edwin Markham
  High as most fantastic woman’s wits could reach.
            —Thomas Otway
  As high as Gilderoy.
            —Scottish Proverb
  High as heaven itself.
            —William Shakespeare
  High as the sunniest heights of kindliest thought.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  As high as heaven.
            —Old Testament
  High as manhood’s noon.
            —William Wordsworth

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