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A Dictionary of Similes
Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes.
Sir Walter Raleigh (15521618)
Destroyeth the body as ivy doth the old tree, or a worm that engendereth in the kernel of the nut.
Fastened like nails in a cartwheel.
It is with feelings as with waters: the shallow murmur, but the deep are dumb.
For as a wolf resembles a dog, so doth a flatterer a friend. A flatterer is compared to an ape, who, because she can not defend the house like a dog, labour as an ox, or bear burdens as a horse, doth therefore yet play tricks, and provoke laughter.
The Court, it glows, and shines like rotten wood.
Labours like the drops of rain on the sandy ground.
Murmuring to her ears
Like to a falling stream, which, passing slow,
Is wont to nourish sleep and quietness.
Passions are likened best to floods and streams; the shallow murmur, but the deep are dumb.
Shines like rotten wood.