|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
| But certainly, some there are that know the resorts and falls of business that can not sink into the main of it; like a house that hath convenient stairs and entries, but never a fair room.|
|Let business, like ill watches, go|
Sometimes too fast, sometimes too slow.
|The tide of business, like the running stream,|
Is sometimes high and sometimes low,
A quiet ebb, or a tempestuous flow,
And always in extreme.
Now with a noiseless gentle course,
It keeps within the middle bed,
Anon it lifts aloft the head,
And bears down all before it with impetuous force.