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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
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  A civil war, indeed, is like the heat of a fever; but a foreign war is like the heat of exercise, and serveth to keep the body in health; for, in a slothful peace, both courages will effeminate and manners corrupt.
            —Francis Bacon
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