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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Patient as rocks.
  A poor man without patience is like a lamp without oil.
            —Arabian Proverb
  Patient, like a marble man.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  Patient as a stone.
            —Charles G. Duffy
  Patient as a god.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
  Patient as death.
            —Maurice Hewlett
  As patient under injury as any Christian saint of old.
            —Josiah Gilbert Holland
  Patient as destiny.
            —Robert G. Ingersoll
  Patient as an ant.
            —John Keats
  Patient as a hen-bird.
            —John Keats
Gazing patient at the sky;
Like some marble carven nun,
With folded hands when work is done,
Who mute upon her tomb doth pray,
Till resurrection day.
            —Charles Kingsley
  Patient as sheep.
            —Thomas Babington Macaulay
  Patient as earth.
  Patient as a gentle stream.
            —William Shakespeare
  Patient as the female dove.
            —William Shakespeare
As pacient and as styll.
And as ful of good wil
As fayre Isiphill.
            —John Skelton
  Patient as the hours.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Patient as the lamb is she.
            —George Wither

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