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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Strive
 
  Strive not as doth a crocke (pitcher) with a wall.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
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                Strove
As toward the sundawn strives the lark.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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  Strove as in toils.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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  Strove … like song’s triumphant breath.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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