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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Thomas Paine
  There is something in corruption which, like a jaundiced eye, transfers the color of itself to the object it looks upon, and sees everything stained and impure.  1
  Evils, like poisons, have their uses, and there are diseases which no other remedy can reach.  2
  As fabulous as the immortality of the giants of mythology.  3
  False as God is true.  4
  Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence.  5
  As impossible as that a man should walk in procession at his own funeral.  6
  Increased as fast as the calendar of saints.  7
  Prejudice, like the spider, makes everywhere its home, and lives where there seems nothing to live on.  8
  He (Burke) rose like a rocket, he fell like a stick.  9
  Sedate, like Plato.  10

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