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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Our style should be like a skeine of silke, to be carried and found by the right thred, not ravel’d and perplex’d; then all is a knot, a heape.
            —Ben Jonson
  Gibbon’s style is too uniform; he writes in the same flowing and pompous style on every subject. He is like Christie, the auctioneer, who says as much of a ribbon as of a Raphael.
            —Richard Porson

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