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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Fair
 
  Fair as virtuous friendship: as the candid blush of him who strives with fortune to be just.
            —Mark Akenside
  1
  Fair as Esther.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Fair as a friar that is invited to dinner.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Fair as a saint.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Fairer than fancy ever feigned.
            —Anonymous
  5
  Fair as Lady Dove.
            —Anonymous
  6
  Fair as stars that shine in summer skies.
            —Anonymous
  7
  Fair as the garden of Shiraz.
            —Anonymous
  8
  Fair as the glorified isles of the blest.
            —Anonymous
  9
  Mary is fair as the morning dew.
            —Anonymous
  10
  Fair as the virgin’s vows.
            —Anonymous
  11
  Fair as the wild rose.
            —Anonymous
  12
  Fair as winter lilies.
            —Anonymous
  13
  Fair as youths by brides caress’d.
            —Anonymous
  14
  As fair as summer roses.
            —Thomas Ashe
  15
  Fair as lotus when the morn kisses its opening petals red.
            —Ancient Ballad of Hindustan
  16
  Fair as the cup of a lily held in a maiden’s hand.
            —Eugene Barry
  17
  Fair as the floweret opening in the morn.
            —James Beattie
  18
  Fair as the bud unblasted.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  19
  Fair as the morn.
            —Michael Bruce
  20
  Fair as the hills of Paradise.
            —William Cullen Bryant
  21
  Fair as pearls.
            —Gottfried A. Bürger
  22
  As fair a thing as e’er was form’d of clay.
            —Lord Byron
  23
  Fair as the crowning rose of the whole wreath.
            —Lord Byron
  24
  Fair, as the first that fell of womankind.
            —Lord Byron
  25
  Fair as the forest.
            —Alice Cary
  26
  Fair as Ambition’s dream, or Beauty’s face.
            —Thomas Chatterton
  27
  Faire as is the bryghte morwe [morning].
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  28
  Faire as is the rose in May.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  29
  Fair as Eden’s bowers.
            —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  30
  Fair, as the bosom of the swan.
            —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  31
  Fair withal, as spirits are.
            —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  32
  Fair as any goddess who sweeps through the Ivory Gate.
            —Mortimer Collins
  33
  As fair as truth.
            —Barry Cornwall
  34
  Fair as cygnet’s down.
            —Nathaniel Cotton
  35
  Fair as light in heaven, or flowers in spring.
            —Allan Cunningham
  36
  Fair as Spenser’s dream.
            —Sydney Dobell
  37
  Fair as those old fields we knew.
            —Sydney Dobell
  38
  Fair as a sculptor’s marble dream.
            —Julia C. R. Dorr
  39
  Fair as the morning’s snow.
            —Ancient Erse
  40
  As honor fair.
            —William Falconer
  41
  As Cynthia fair.
            —Francis Fawkes
  42
  Fair… as all the flowers of May.
            —Francis Fawkes
  43
  Fair as the flowers themselves.
            —John Fletcher
  44
  Fair as Aurora.
            —Alice A. Folger
  45
A face as fair as summer skies,
Where many a blush in ambush lies.
            —H. B. Freeman
  46
  Fair as a young maid asleep beneath new fallen snow.
            —Théphile Gautier
  47
  Fair as the dawn in the spring time.
            —Giacosa and Illica
  48
  Fair as Paphos’ brooks.
            —Robert Greene
  49
  Fair as Helen, Sparta’s pride.
            —Arthur Guiterman
  50
  Fair as the Spring.
            —Walter Harte
  51
  Fair as the summer’s evening skies.
            —Walter Harte
  52
  Fair she is as foam-born Venus.
            —Heinrich Heine
  53
  Fair, Lady Mary, as a lily in the sun.
            —Henry Helford
  54
  Fair as Eve in Paradise.
            —Robert Herrick
  55
  Fair as a god.
            —Homer (Pope)
  56
  Fair as the new-born star that gilds the morn.
            —Homer (Pope)
  57
  Fair is she as the dreams young poets weave.
            —Thomas Hood
  58
  Fair as the wave-bleached lily of the stream.
            —Thomas Hood
  59
  Fair … as the spotless moon upon the midnight sea.
            —Horace
  60
      She as fair as any shepherdess
That ever was in mask or Christmas scene.
            —William Dean Howells
  61
  Fair as a woodland flower.
            —Mary Johnston
  62
  Fair as some wonder out of fairy land.
            —John Keats
  63
  Fairer than Phœbe’s sapphire-region’d star.
            —John Keats
  64
                As fair,
As Sion in her height of pride.
            —John Keble
  65
  Fair as a flower, and faded just as soon.
            —Omar Khayyám
  66
  Fair as the sun.
            —Charles Kingsley
  67
  Fair as bar of gold.
            —Rudyard Kipling
  68
  Fair as Aphrodite rising from the deep-blue Grecian sea.
            —Sigmund Krasinski
  69
  Fair as the moonlight.
            —Letitia Elizabeth Landon
  70
  Fair as original light first from the chaos shot.
            —Richard Lovelace
  71
  You’re fair and fresh as a morning in May.
            —Samuel Lover
  72
  Fair as the garden of God.
            —Lord Lyttelton
  73
  Fair as bride to altar lead.
            —Evan MacColl
  74
  Fair as a Seraph.
            —George Mac-Henry
  75
  Fair as the whitest snow on Scythian hills.
            —Christopher Marlowe
  76
O, thou art fairer than the evening air,
Clad in the beauty of a thousand stars.
            —Christopher Marlowe
  77
  Fair as the spirit of the evening star.
            —Gerald Massey
  78
  Fair as dreams.
            —Owen Meredith
  79
She is fair as the spirit of light,
That floats in the ether on high.
            —Adam Mickiewicz
  80
  Fair as flame.
            —Richard Monckton Milnes
  81
  Fair as the noon sky.
            —John Milton
  82
  Fair as Orion.
            —James Montgomery
  83
  Fair as the rainbow shines through darkening showers.
            —James Montgomery
  84
  Fair as the Moon’s unclouded light.
            —Edward Moore
  85
        Your face is as fair and bright
As the foam on the wave in the morning light.
            —Lewis Morris
  86
Fair as the lightning thwart the sky,
As sun-dyed snow upon the high
Untrodden heaps of threatening stone
The eagle looks upon alone.
            —William Morris
  87
  Fair as an angel from the unknown land.
            —Dinah Maria Mulock
  88
  She is as fair as a peach.
            —Miles O’Reilly
  89
  Fair he was, like the rainbow of heaven.
            —Ossian
  90
  Fair as the summer-beauty of the fields.
            —Thomas Otway
  91
  Fairer than snow on the raven’s back.
            —Thomas Otway
  92
  Fair as youth and love.
            —Sir Joseph Noel Paton
  93
  Fair as a musk-willow forest.
            —Persian
  94
  Fair like the rose, ’midst paling flowers the queen.
            —Petrarch
  95
  As the opening blossom fair.
            —Matthew Prior
  96
  Fair, like goddesses.
            —François Rabelais
  97
  A face as fair as the summer dawn.
            —James Whitcomb Riley
  98
  Fine and fair as your school-boy sweetheart’s hair.
            —James Whitcomb Riley
  99
  Fair as a bridal chamber.
            —Christina Georgina Rossetti
  100
  Fair thou art as moonrise after rain.
            —Christina Georgina Rossetti
  101
  Fair as the flowers that maidens pluck for an hour’s delight.
            —Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  102
  Maiden fair as a silvery dream.
            —Francis S. Saltus
  103
  Fair as the summer.
            —Hayden Sands
  104
  Fair as the earliest beam of eastern light.
            —Sir Walter Scott
  105
  Fair as any mother’s child.
            —William Shakespeare
  106
  Fair as day.
            —William Shakespeare
  107
  Fair as text B in a copy-book.
            —William Shakespeare
  108
  Her face as fair as tho’ she had look’d on Paradise, and caught its early beauty.
            —William Shakespeare
  109
  Fair as breathing marble.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  110
  Eyes as fair as star-beams among twilight trees.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  111
  Fair as the fabulous asphodels.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  112
  Fairer than any wakened eyes behold.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  113
  Fair, like stars when the moon is awakened.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  114
  Like great god Saturne faire.
            —Sir Philip Sidney
  115
  As fair as the first beams of the morning.
            —Romanian Song
  116
  Faire as Phœbus sunne.
            —Edmund Spenser
  117
  Fair as a fairy.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  118
  Fair as a field in flower.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  119
  Fair as all that the world may call most fair, save only the sea’s own face.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  120
            Fair as any poison-flower
Whose blossom blights the withering bower
Whereon its blasting breath has power.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  121
  Fair as a star-shaped flower.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  122
  Fair as dawn.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  123
  Fair as dreams that die and know not what they were.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  124
  Fair as even the wakening skies.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  125
  Fair as flame.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  126
  Fair as fled foam.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  127
  Fair as heaven in spring.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  128
  Fair as hope divines.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  129
  Fair as life.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  130
  Fair as peace.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  131
            Clean and fair
As sunlight and the flowerful air.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  132
  Fair as the ambient gold of wall-flowers.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  133
  Fair as the eyes are fair.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  134
  Fair as the face of the star-clothed night.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  135
  Fair as the frondage each fleet year sees fade.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  136
  Fair as the morning.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  137
  Fair as the sunbright air.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  138
            Fair as the sundawn’s flame
Seen when May on her first-born day bids earth exult in her radiant name.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  139
  Fair as the world’s old faith of flowers.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  140
Fair as thine eye’s beam
Hidden and shown in heaven.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  141
  Fair as thought could dream.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  142
  Fair as youth.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  143
  Fair as some Arcadian dell.
            —Bayard Taylor
  144
  Fair as the last star that leaves the morning air.
            —Bayard Taylor
  145
  Fair as the loveliest landscape of pastoral England.
            —Bayard Taylor
  146
Fairer than Rachel by the palmy well,
Fairer than Ruth among the fields of corn.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  147
  Fair as the moon.
            —Old Testament
  148
  Fair as the daughters of Job.
            —Old Testament
  149
  Fair as lily leaves.
            —John T. Trowbridge
  150
  Fair as the day that bodes as fair a morrow.
            —August von Platen
  151
  Fair as a statue of marble.
            —Michael Vörösmarty
  152
  Fair as a gorgeous fabric of the East.
            —Michael Vörösmarty
  153
  Fair as the primrose mead, or blushing rose.
            —Thomas Warton
  154
  Fair as in Mirza’s Bagdad dream.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
  155
                Fair
As Pison was to Eden’s pair.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
  156
  Fairer than the day, or the flowery meads in May.
            —George Withers
  157
Fair as a star, when only one
Is shining in the sky.
            —William Wordsworth
  158
  Fair as beams of light.
            —Thomas Yalden
  159
 
 
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