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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Court favors lie above the common road by modesty and humble virtue trod; like trees on precipices, they display fair fruit, which none can reach but birds of prey.
            —Walter Harte
  The court is like a marble statue, I mean, it may be finely polished but it is very hard.
            —Jean de La Bruyère
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