|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
|Tenderly, as round the sleeping infants feet,|
We softly fold the cradle-sheet.
William Cullen Bryant
| Tenderly as lovers may|
Who know the breaking dawn will be their wedding day.
Mary Ainge De Vere
| Tenderly as Robin Redbreast covered the dead babes with forest leaves.|
| Tenderly, as a mother might kiss a hot, impulsive child trying to still a restless spirit within.|
Robert Herrick (American)
like the song of the robin in the tree.|
William Dean Howells
| Tenderly, like one that leads the blind.|
William. C. Roscoe
|Tenderly be led by the nose,|
As asses are.
|Tenderly as a bee that sips,|
Your kisses settle on my lips.