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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Love (Verb)
  Love as a cat loves mustard.
  Loved as a guardian angel.
As reeds and willows love the water side,
So love loves with the idle to abide.
            —Francis Beaumont
  Loved as patriots.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  Love … dearly, like pig and pie.
            —Robert Burton
  Love as a Welshman does toasted cheese.
            —John Day
  Love as the dog does a whip.
            —John Ray (Handbook of Proverbs, 1670)
  Love as the devil loves holy water.
            —Jonathan Swift
  Love him as Frenchmen love Napoleon.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
My spirit loved and loves him yet,
Like some poor girl whose heart is set
On one whose rank exceeds her own.
            —Alfred Tennyson

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