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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Age, like a double-faced Janus, looks all ways, and ponders wisely on the past.
            —Barry Cornwall
  The age of man resembles a book; infancy and old age are the blank pages, youth the preface, and man the body or most important part of life’s volume.
            —Edward Parsons Day
  Age, like woman, requires fit surroundings.
            —Ralph Waldo Emerson
Like mist upon the lea,
And like night upon the plain,
Old age comes o’er the heart.
            —Robert Nicol
  Age like winter bare.
            —William Shakespeare
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