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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Fear, like spare diet, starves the fevers of lust and quenches the flames of hell.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  Fear on fear, like light reflected from the dancing wave, visits all places, but can rest in none.
            —Robert Jephson
As corn o’ergrown by weeds, so heedful fear
Is almost chok’d by unresisted lust.
            —William Shakespeare
  Trembling fear, as fowl hear falcon’s bells.
            —William Shakespeare
Fear is like a cloak which old men huddle
About their love, as if to keep it warm.
            —William Wordsworth
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