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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Courting
 
  Courting iz like strawberries and cream, wants tew be did slow, then you get the flavor.
            —Josh Billings
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  Courting iz like 2 little springs ov soft water that steal out from under a rock at the fut ov a mountain and run down the hill side by side singing and dansing and spattering each uther, eddying and frothing and kaskading, now hiding under bank, now full ov sun and now full ov shadder, till bimeby tha jine and then tha go slow.
            —Josh Billings
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  See this ’ere slipper with the paste buckle on to make it look pretty? Courting is like that, lass—all glitter and of no use to nobody.
            —Harold Brighouse
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