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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Float away like the deluding mist of a mirage.
  Floating like the Hesperian garden of old.
  Floats like the lotus in the lake, unmoved.
Floating downward in airy play,
Like spangles dropped from the glistening crowd
That whiten by night the milky way.
            —William Cullen Bryant
  Floating like the Cyannean Isles in the Euxine Sea.
            —Robert Burton
  Floats over the troubles of life as the froth above the idle wave.
            —William Hazlitt
  Floats like an atmosphere.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  Floats like an Ark safely through all the deluge of the dark.
            —Gerald Massey
  Floats like soft-melting murmurs of grief.
            —James Montgomery
  Floating in the air like so many spiders upon their cobwebs.
            —Baron Karl F. H. von Münchausen
  Floats like oil upon brown seas.
            —Friedrich Nietzsche
  Floating like foam upon the wave.
            —Sir Walter Scott
  Floating like the streamers in the wind.
            —Robert Southey
  Gently floating … like a faery chime of blue harebells, heard in dreams, beneath the forest trees.
            —Andrew J. Symington
  They float in its rythmic measure like leaves on a summer stream.
            —Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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