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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Princes are like to heavenly bodies, which cause good or evil times; and which have much veneration, but no rest.
            —Francis Bacon
Princes, like beauties, from their youth
Are strangers to the voice of Truth.
            —John Gay
  The name of a Prince is like the sweete deaw, which falleth as well vppon lowe shrubbes, as hygh trees, and resembleth a true glasse, where-in the poore maye see theyr faces with the rych, or a cleare streame where-in all maye drincke that are drye: not they onelye that are wealthy.
            —John Lyly

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