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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Nicholas Rowe
  Differ like human faces.  1
  Her dismal dumps, like doleful Dido.  2
  Hid, as in a grave.  3
  Honor … like power, disdains being questioned.  4
Our passions, like the seasons turn;
And now we laugh, and now we mourn.
Nature revives, like a dim winking lamp,
That flashes brightly with parting light,
And straight is dark forever.
  Sullen as a storm.  7
  Swift as the fleeting shades upon the golden corn.  8
Women, like summer storms, awhile are cloudy,
Burst out in thunder and impetuous show’rs;
But straight the sun of beauty dawns abroad,
And all the fair horizon is serene.

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