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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Letitia Elizabeth Landon
  A blush like sunrise o’er the rose.  1
  Blushes like the birds of spring.  2
  Bow’d like a sleeping flower.  3
  Bright as Hope’s first smile.  4
Her cheek was as a rainbow, it so changed,
As each emotion o’er its surface ranged.
  Delicious as a dream.  6
  Drooping like a rose rain-laden.  7
  Evanescent as the crimson flush that tints the daybreak.  8
  Eyes that droop like summer flowers.  9
  Fair as the moonlight.  10
  Glad as the skylark’s earliest song.  11
  Glaring like red insanity.  12
  Gleam like the golden flash of a moon-lit stream.  13
  Green as hope before it grieves.  14
  Light as love’s angel.  15
  Lone like an eagle’s nest.  16
  Mirth, like light, will all too often take its birth mid darkness and decay.  17
  Sleep, like wrecks in the unfathom’d main.  18
  Society is like a large piece of frozen water; and skating well is the great art of social life.  19
  Eye sparkled, like the wine-cup’s brim.  20
  Sweet as the sigh of the spring gale.  21
  White as maiden purity.  22
Like a gravestone seen in the pale moonlight.

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