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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Far as good is above evil.
  As far from the heart as from the eyes.
  As far as finite is from infinite.
            —Philip James Bailey
  Far as mortal eye can compass sight.
            —Lord Byron
Atom from atom yawns as far
As moon from earth, or star from star.
            —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  Far as poles asunder.
            —James Sheridan Knowles
  Afar as angels or the sainted dead.
            —George MacDonald
  Far as imagination’s eye can roll.
            —James Montgomery
  Far as human man is from the brute.
            —Lewis Morris
  As far as sleep from waking.
            —John G. Neihardt
                And no star
Is from thy mortal path so far
As streets where childhood knew the way.
            —Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  As far from help as limbo is from bliss.
            —William Shakespeare
So far from sounding and discovery,
As is the bud bit with an envious worm,
Ere he can spread his sweet leaves to the air,
Or dedicate his beauty to the sun.
            —William Shakespeare
Far as the remotest line
That bounds imagination’s flight.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Burning far, like the light of an unmeasured star.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Far as heaven’s red labouring eye could glance.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Far as hope from joy or sleep from truth.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Far from earth as heaven.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Far and wide, like the falcon that hunts through the sky.
            —Esaias Tegner
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