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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
William J. Mickle
 
  Balmy, as after vernal rains.  1
  In affection, as light and changeful as the gaudy fly which hastens to the rose with eager speed, and on its damask leaves, with fond embrace, flutters her painted wings a little while, but lift she but her eyes, and the first thistle flower that catches them catches her fancy too, and thither speeds she.  2
  Cheek was wan as clay.  3
  Cold as Death’s chill hand.  4
  Fierce as mounts the flame in air.  5
  Mild as the April eve.  6
  Obvious as the midnight stars.  7
  Pure as the snow-rob’d angel that guards the holy altar.  8
  Raging as burning Hercules.  9
  Unbridled as the northern storm.  10
  Sightless white, like eyes of lifeless stone.  11
 
 
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