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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Winthrop Mackworth Praed
  Black as autumn’s sky.  1
  Blue as autumn’s skies.  2
  Changeful as a madman’s dream.  3
  Her cheek was as white and cold as clay.  4
  Fixed as a monument.  5
  Pure as the summer skies.  6
  Smile, like the sun in his glory on the bud.  7
His talk is like a stream which runs
With rapid change from rocks to roses;
It slipped from politics to puns;
It passed from Mahomet to Moses;
Beginning with the laws that keep
The planets in their radiant courses,
And ending with some precept deep
For dressing eels or shoeing horses.
  As white … as clay.  9
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