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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Youth’s sorrows, like April showers, are transitory.
  Sorrow for a husband is like pain in the elbow, sharp and short.
  Sorrowful as death.
Sorrow concealed, like an oven stopp’d,
Doth burn the heart to cinders.
            —William Shakespeare
Sorrow, like a heavy-hanging bell,
Once set on ringing, with his own weight goes;
Then little strength rings out the doleful knell.
            —William Shakespeare
Sorrow, like cloud that flies,
Like a cloud in clearing skies,
Passed away.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne

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