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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Mild and peaceful as Socrates.
  Mild as the ev’ning’s humid ray.
            —Thomas Blacklock
  Mild as an English summer lingering on the brink of autumn.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
As a mother with her child.
            —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  Mild as an emulsion.
            —George Colman, the Younger
  Mild as any lamb that ever pastured in the fields.
            —Charles Dickens
  Mild as any maid.
            —Michael Drayton
  Mild as the gentlest season of the year.
            —Francis Fawkes
  Mild as the dove ey’d morn awakes the May.
            —Elijah Fenton
As mild and humble in her thoughts,
As was Aspasia unto Cyprus.
            —Robert Greene
  Mild as the voice of comfort to despair.
            —Walter Harte
  Mild as summer’s mildest shower.
            —Reginald Heber
  Mild as sighing saints.
            —Aaron Hill
  Mild as moonbeams crazed with murderous hates.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
Like the soft snoring of a child.
            —Thomas Hood
  Mild as a star in water.
            —John Keats
As grazing ox unworried in the meads.
            —John Keats
  Mild eye like the dawn.
            —Charles Joseph Kickham
  Mild, as the never wrathful dove.
            —John Langhorne
  Mild as a saint whose errors are forgiven.
            —William Livingston
Mild as the zephyr, like zephyr that throws
Its sweets on the sweet-breathing May.
            —Edward Lovibond
  Mild as the call of spring to buried flowers.
            —George Mac-Henry
  Mild as milk.
            —James. C. Mangan
  Mild as an evening heaven around Hesper bright.
            —George Meredith
  Mild as the April eve.
            —William J. Mickle
  Mild, as when Zephyrus or Flora breathes.
            —John Milton
  Mild, like the hour of the setting sun.
  Mild as the moon’s light.
            —John Payne
  Mild as the lamb.
            —Ambrose Philips
  Mild as the moon.
            —James Robinson Planché
  Mild as May.
            —Alexander Pope
  Mild as op’ning gleams of promised heav’n.
            —Alexander Pope
  Mild as the murmurs of the Bird of Woe.
            —Mrs. Mary Robinson
  Mild as a dove.
            —William Shakespeare
  Mild as the opening morn of May.
            —William Shenstone
  As Juno mild.
            —Sir Philip Sidney
Mild as the murmuring of Hymettian bees
And honied as their harvest.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Mild as very sleep.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
All mild and gentle as the silver moon
Sitting heaven’s blue aboon.
            —Esaias Tegner
  Mild as the kisses of connubial love.
            —Henry Kirke White
  Mild as the murmurs of the moonlight wave.
            —Henry Kirke White
  Mild as the opening morn’s serenest ray.
            —William Whitehead
  Mild as the close of summer’s softest day.
            —William Whitehead
  Mild as Mr. Tupper’s precepts.
            —William Winter

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