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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Driven as leaves in Autumn’s blast.
            —Edward Octavus Flagg
  Driven, like flower-seeds by the four winds sown.
            —Fitz-Greene Halleck
  Driven forth like a sky-rocket.
            —Baron Karl F. H. von Münchausen
  Headlong driven like clouds before the blast of heaven.
            —John Ruskin
  Driven like chaff before the wind of heaven.
            —Sir Walter Scott
  Driven, like the alternations of an ever-changing wind over an Æolean lyre, which move it by their motion to ever-changing melody.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Driven … like leaves before the autumnal wind.
            —Robert Southey
As foam before the wind that wakes
With the all-awakening sun, and breaks
Strong ships that rue the mirth it makes
When grace to slay is given.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Driven like starlets down the wind.
            —James. C. Woods

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