|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
|Richard Monckton Milnes|
deep sunk beneath his lowering brows,|
Like caverns by a moonlit sea.
| Fair as flame.|| 2|
| Flee like a shamed child.|| 3|
| Fresh as April when the breezes blow.|| 4|
| Ghosts, like the ladies, never speak till they are spoke to.|| 5|
| Monotonous as the sea.|| 6|
| Mournful as the dead below.|| 7|
| He shrinks, as from a viewless blow.|| 8|
| Still as an island stood our ship.|| 9|
|A secret sweet as songs of dawn|
That linnets sing when mists are gone.
| Thin as a brief forgotten dream.|| 11|
| Great thoughts, great feelings come to them, like instincts, unawares.|| 12|