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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Age
 
  Age, like a double-faced Janus, looks all ways, and ponders wisely on the past.
            —Barry Cornwall
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  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
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  Age, like woman, requires fit surroundings.
            —Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Like mist upon the lea,
And like night upon the plain,
Old age comes o’er the heart.
            —Robert Nicol
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  Age like winter bare.
            —William Shakespeare
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