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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Beautiful as a remembered single line of perfect poetry.
            —John Albee
  Beautiful as a chemical blonde.
  Beautiful as Adonis.
  Beautiful as a sunset.
  Beautiful as the dawn.
  Beautiful as the face of a young Greek god.
  Beautiful as the seraph’s dream.
  Beautiful as Zenobia.
  Beautiful as the bough of the myrobalan.
            —Arabian Nights
  Darkly beautiful as death.
            —Philip James Bailey
  Beautiful as a saint.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  Beautiful as the day.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  A note as beautiful as a thread of light.
            —Gustavo A. Becquér
  Beautiful as the curtain of Soloman.
            —Saint Bernard
  Beautiful as fire.
            —Ambrose Bierce
            Beautiful as ever looked
From white clouds in a dream.
            —William Cullen Bryant
  Beautiful as Absalom.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  Beautiful as a feather in one’s cap.
            —Thomas Carlyle
  Beauteous as a summer’s morn.
            —Thomas Chatterton
  Beautiful as April rains.
            —William Cowper
  Beautiful as heaven.
            —John Day
  Beautiful as noon-day.
            —Charles Dickens
  Beautiful as a rainbow.
            —John Dryden
  Beautiful as a dying maid.
            —Ebenezer Elliott
  Beautiful as is the rose in June.
            —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  Beautiful … as childhood’s dream.
            —Frederick William Faber
  Beautiful as one of the swinging figures on a Greek vase.
            —Frank Harris
  Beautiful as a fairy palace.
            —Nathaniel Hawthorne
  Beautiful as spring.
            —Gerard T. Hopkins
  Beautiful as a Houri borne off from the Garden of the Seventh Heaven.
  Beautiful as the vernal willow.
            —Dr. Samuel Johnson
  Beautiful,… like a fairy pageant floating for a pastime on the tide.
            —Edward. C. Jones
  Beautiful as angels.
            —Jean Jules Jusserand
  Beautiful as an oriole.
            —John Keats
  Beautiful as May.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  Beautiful as morning.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
            Beautiful as feet of friend
Coming with welcome at our journey’s end.
            —James Russell Lowell
  Beautiful like the Moon.
As was bright Lucifer before his fall.
            —Christopher Marlowe
  Beautiful as dawn in Heaven.
            —Gerald Massey
  Beautiful as Dian’s face.
            —James Montgomery
  As beautiful as sorceress.
  As beautiful as ’twere a dewy flower.
            —George D. Prentice
  Beautiful as youth.
            —Dollie Radford
  Beautiful as an Olympian divinity.
            —George Rose
  Beautiful as a piece of chalk cliff.
            —John Ruskin
  Beautiful as pine bridges over Alpine streams.
            —John Ruskin
  Her face as beautiful as though the rays of Paradise were there.
        Beautiful as sky and earth,
When Autumn’s sun is downward going.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
  Beauteous as the silver moon.
            —William Wordsworth
  Beautiful as heaven.
            —William Wordsworth
  Beauteous as the sun.
            —Edward Young

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