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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Tempt
 
And as a bird each fond endearment tries,
To tempt its new-pledg’d offspring to the skies,
He tried each art, reprov’d each dull delay,
Allur’d to brighter worlds, and led the way.
            —Oliver Goldsmith
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