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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Want
 
Want’s like an Irish bog, wherein who sticketh,
By striving to get out, still deeper sinketh.
            —Martial
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  Want is like the rack: it draws a man to endanger himself to the gallows rather than endure it.
            —Cyril Tourneur
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