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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Perish … like a microbe in hot water.
  Perish, through their over-confidence, like Icarus.
            —Francis Bacon
  Perish, as the quickening breath of God … is withdrawn.
            —William Cullen Bryant
They perish as a robe outworn,
As faded leaves they float away.
            —Lord De Tabley
  Perish like leaves.
            —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  Perish as the summer fly.
            —Henry Arthur Jones
  Perisheth, and is past by, like the Pearle in the Fable.
            —Ben Jonson
Perished with him like a rocket which falls
And quenches its light in earth.
            —Edgar Lee Masters
As though they were but things of dust and ashes.
            —James Montgomery
  Perished like the pageant of a dream.
            —Thomas L. Peacock
  Perished like some gift of earth.
            —Friedrich von Schiller
  Perish, as haze in sunrise on the red sea-line.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Perish as the snow built up of sleep.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Perish forever like his own dung.
            —Old Testament

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