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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Precious as the Sibyl’s leaves.
  Precious as enterprise.
            —Shraz Hfiz
  Precious as a Grecian vase.
            —Richard Le Gallienne
As are the conceal’d comforts of a man,
Lock’d in a woman’s love.
            —Thomas Lodge
                More precious
Than the rich-jewell’d coffer of Darius.
            —William Shakespeare
  Precious as is friend.
            —Wit Restored
                More precious far
Than that accumulated store of gold
And orient gems, which, for a day of need,
The Sultan hides deep in ancestral tombs.
            —William Wordsworth

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