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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Calm as the Judge of Truth.
            —Mark Akenside
  Calm as a summer sea.
            —Louisa M. Alcott
  Calm as a convent.
  Calm as a cradled child in Dreamland slumber.
  Calm as a June day.
  Calm as a midnight sea.
  Calm as a saint in Paradise.
  Calm as a soft summer eve.
  Calm as a virgin in her shroud.
  Calm as clam shells.
  Calm as the society column of a newspaper.
  Calm as deep rivers.
            —R. D. Blackmore
  Calm as glass.
            —Charlotte Brontë
  Features are as calm as marble.
            —John Brougham
Calm, as one who, safe in heaven,
Shall tell a story of his lower life,
Unmoved by shame or anger.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Like the battle camp’s fearful calm,
While the banners are spread, and the warriors arm.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  Calm as a babe new-born.
            —Robert Browning
  Calm as beauty.
            —Robert Browning
  A calm as out of just-quelled noise.
            —Robert Browning
  Calm as Heaven’s serenest deeps.
            —William Allen Butler
  Calm as the fields of Heaven.
            —Thomas Campbell
  Calm as a field of snow.
            —Bliss Carman
  Calm, unmoved as the very noon and centre of being.
            —Bliss Carman
  Calm like that when storm is done.
            —Helen G. Cone
  Calm as the gliding moon.
            —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  Calm as a discharged culverin.
            —William Congreve
  Calm as infant-love.
            —George Crabbe
  Calm as forgiven wits at the last hour.
            —Sir William Davenant
  Calm as an autumn night.
            —Lord De Tabley
  Calm as Clapham.
            —Charles Dickens
  Calm as a mirror.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
  Calm as a virgin who has never told a lie.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
As calm as evening when caressed
By twilight breezes from the west.
            —Sam Walter Foss
  Calm as a statue-saint.
            —Norman Gale
  Calm as a lake in heaven.
            —Sir William Schwenk Gilbert
Calm as the child who, smiling, hears
The footsteps of advancing years.
            —Mrs. Louise B. Hall
  Calmly, as to a night’s repose, like flowers at set of sun.
            —Fitz-Greene Halleck
  Calm as ice.
            —Nathaniel Hawthorne
Calm as the patient planet’s gleam
That walks the clouded skies.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  Calm as a Mandarin.
            —Richard Hovey
  Calm as night.
            —Victor Hugo
  Calm as the solitude between wide stars.
            —Jean Ingelow
  Calm—as if she were always sitting for her portrait.
            —Henry James
  Calm as brooding clouds.
            —Edward. C. Jones
  Calm as a child in its soft slumber lying.
            —E. M. Kelly
  Calmly, like a soul at rest.
            —Frances Anne Kemble
  Calm as a vestal.
            —William Livingston
  Shone calm … like the moon in the midst of the night.
            —Denis Florence McCarthy
  Calm as the calm that follows duty.
            —George MacDonald
  Calm as the breast of the lake when the loud wind is laid.
            —James Macpherson
  Calm as a statue of Memnon in prostrate Egypt.
            —George Meredith
  A calmness like the calmness of a grave.
            —Owen Meredith
  Calm as some lonely shepherd’s song.
            —Thomas Moore
  Calm as an angel from the blessed land.
            —Dinah Maria Mulock
  Calm as a spent day of peace ideal.
            —Dinah Maria Mulock
  Calm as a summer evening before the dark begins.
            —Dinah Maria Mulock
  Calm as under ground.
            —Dinah Maria Mulock
  Calm as the smoothest waters.
            —Daniel O’Connell
  Calm as the breast of a lake when the loud wind is laid.
  He is as calm as calm weather is wont to be.
  Calm like the sleep of a soul that is blest.
            —T. Buchanan Read
  Calm as Force.
            —Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  Calm as … a deeply sheltered mountain lake.
            —John Ruskin
  Calm, as in the days when all was right.
            —Friedrich von Schiller
  Calm as the clear evening after vernal rains.
            —John Scott
  Calm as virtue.
            —William Shakespeare
  Calm as a cradled child in dreamless slumber bound.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Calm as a slumbering babe.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Calm as an angel in the dragon’s den.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Calm as death.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Calm, radiant, like the phantom of the dawn.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Calm like duty.
            —Robert Southey
Calm as the blind who have not seen the light,
The deaf who hear no precious voice.
            —Edmund Clarence Stedman
  A forehead calm as fate.
            —Edmund Clarence Stedman
  Calm as a Quaker.
            —William Makepeace Thackeray
  Calm as that second summer which precedes the first fall of the snow.
            —Henry Timrod
  Calm as at Creation’s dawn.
            —John. C. Van Dyke
  Calm as the sky after a day of storm.
  Calm as Neptune on the Halcyon seas.
            —William Walsh
  Calm a conscience as ever blessed an anchorite.
            —Thomas Watson
  Serenely calm as summer evenings.
            —Isaac Watts
  Calm as the hermit in his grot.
            —Charles Wesley
  Calm as dawn.
            —Walt Whitman
Calm as a child to slumber soothed,
As if an Angel’s hand had smoothed
The still, white features into rest.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
  Calm as earliest morn.
            —Oscar Wilde
  Calm and blessed … like a rich pearl beyond the diver’s ken.
            —N. P. Willis
Calm as a frozen lake when ruthless winds
Blow fiercely.
            —William Wordsworth
  Calm as the dew-drops.
            —William Wordsworth
  Calm as lakes that sleep.
            —William Wordsworth

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