|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
|Like a coy maiden, Ease, when courted most,|
Furtherest retiresan idol, at whose shrine
Who oftnest sacrifice are favourd least.
| He taught them love of toyle; toyle, which does keep obstructions from the minde, and quench the blood; ease does belong to us like sleep, like opium in our medicine, not our food.|
Sir William Davenant
| As much at ease as a farmer on his own acres.|
| At ease|
As a flower of the springtime of corn.
Algernon Charles Swinburne