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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Decay like the rainbow’s hue.
  We decay like grass of the hill; our strength returns no more.
            —James Macpherson
  All decay, like the glories of the Spring.
            —Dinah Maria Mulock
            As soon decay’d and done
As is the morning’s silver-melting dew.
            —William Shakespeare
Like corpses in a charnel.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
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