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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Serene and ephemeral as a little smiling sun.
  Serene as a star in a bright mist.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  Serene, like a deep, smooth, and still lake.
  Serene as night.
            —Lord Byron
  Serene … like envoys from the skies.
            —Nathaniel Cotton
Serene and calm, as when the Spring
The new-created world began.
            —John Dryden
  Serene as the dawn.
            —Victor Hugo
  More serene than Cordelia’s countenance.
            —John Keats
  Serene as summer in Arcadian hills.
            —Charles L. Moore
  Serene as a Quaker’s meeting.
            —James Ralph
  Serene as a winter sunset.
            —Bernardin de Saint-Pierre
  Serene, as in armour of faith.
            —Margaret E. Sangster
  Serene and pleased a look as Patience ere put on.
            —James Thomson
  Serene as light.
            —Isaac Watts
  Serene as day.
            —William Wordsworth

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