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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Splendid as the sun.
            —Gustave Flaubert
  Splendid as a general’s plume at the gallop.
            —George Meredith
  Splendid as trembling gems.
            —Edgar Saltus
Splendid as the limbs of that supreme incarnate beauty through men’s visions gleam,
Whereof all fairest things are even but shadow or dream.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Cold and splendid as death if dawn be bright.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Splendid and strange as the sea that upbears as an ark.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne

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