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