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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Christopher Marlowe
As was bright Lucifer before his fall.
  As chaste as was Penelope.  2
  Dear as these mine eyes.  3
  Duck as low as any barefoot friar.  4
  Fair as the whitest snow on Scythian hills.  5
O, thou art fairer than the evening air,
Clad in the beauty of a thousand stars.
  Fawn like spaniels.  7
  Fierce as Achilles was.  8
  Fly as fast as Iris or Jove’s Mercury.  9
  Fragrant as the morning rose.  10
            I think myself as great
As Cæsar riding in the Roman street,
With captive kings at his triumphant car.
  Grunts like a hog.  12
Hopeless and as full of fear
As are the blasted banks of Erebus.
  Prey … like a fox in midst of harvest-time.  14
  Staggering like a quivering aspen leaf.  15
  Straight as Circe’s wand.  16
  Stretched as far as doth the mind of man.  17
  As sure as Heaven rained manna for the Jews.  18
  True as death.  19
Must I be vexed like the nightly bird,
Whose sight is loathsome to all winged fowls.
  Withered like some short-lived flower.  21

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