|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
|As light November snows to empty nests,|
As grass to graves, as moss to mildewed stones,
As July suns to ruins, through the rents,
As ministering spirits to mourners, through a loss,
As Heaven itself to men, through pangs of death,
He came uncalled wherever grief had come.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning