Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.
Lust, like a lawless headlong flood, Impregnated with ooze and mud, Descending fast on every side, Once mingles with the sacred tide, Farewell the soul-enlivning scene! The banks that bore a smiling green, With rank defilement overspread, Bewail their flowry beauties dead. William Cowper