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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Tears of joy, like summer raindrops, are pierced by sunbeams.
            —Hosea Ballou
  Pearly tears, like rose’s dew, wept she.
            —Emanual Von Geibel
  Sheds ceaseless tears, like dew on Hermon’s hill.
            —Judah HaLevi
Tearful and trembling as a dewy rose
The wind has shaken till it fills the air
With light and fragrance.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  Tears like pears.
            —Victor Hugo
  Tears herald smiles, as weeping April does this sunny May.
            —James M. Morton
  From his eyes a stream of tears descended like a broken necklace of pearls.
  Shining through tears, like April-suns in showers, that labor to o’ercome the cloud that loads them.
            —Thomas Otway
  Tears as big as ostrich’s eggs.
            —François Rabelais
                Then fresh tears
Stood on her cheeks, as doth the honey-dew
Upon a gather’d lily almost wither’d.
            —William Shakespeare
  Tears … shone as the dew on a lily, at the rising of the sun.
            —Hersart de la Villemarqué
Her tears, like drops of molten lead,
With torrents burn the passage to my heart.
            —Edward Young
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