|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
| I have venturd,|
Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders,
This many summers in a sea of glory,
But far beyond my depth: my high-blown pride
At length broke under me; and now has left me,
Weary and old with service, to the mercy
Of a rude stream, that must forever hide me.