|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
|The muse, like mortal females, may be wood:|
In turns shell seem a Paphian, or a prude;
Fierce as a bride when first she feels affright,
Mild as the same upon the second night;
Wild as the wife of alderman or peer,
Now for his grace, and now a grenadier.