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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Breasts as the buds of May.
            —Lord De Tabley
  His breast is like a gentlewoman’s closet, which locks up every toy or trifle, or some bragging mountebank that makes every stinking thing a secret.
            —John Earle (Microcosmography; A Piece of the World Discovered, 1628)
  Her brest fairer than the vernal bloom of valley-lily, op’ning in a show’r.
            —John Logan
                Breasts half-globed
Like folded lilies deepset in the stream.
            —Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  Breasts like clusters dropping balm.
            —George Sandys
  Her brest like to a bowl of creame uncurdded.
            —Edmund Spenser
  Breasts like spring.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are twins, which feed among the lilies.
            —Old Testament

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