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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Aphra Behn
  Like a squirrel in a cage, always in action.  1
  Belch … as loud as a Musket.  2
  Chaste as angels are.  3
  Cold … As a young nun the day she is envested.  4
  Common as the air.  5
  Cupids are like cooks of the camp, they can roast or boil a woman.  6
The fresh roses on your cheeks shall die,
Like flowers that wither in the shade.
  Dropt like a rose o’er-blown.  8
  Faithless … as the winds.  9
  Fickle … as the winds.  10
  Fixt—like conscious guilt.  11
  Free as wanton winds.  12
  Free, as a young calf, from sorrow.  13
  Free as whispering air.  14
  Gentle as a love-sick maid.  15
  Marrying … ’tis like going a long voyage to sea, where after a while even the calms are distasteful, and the storms dangerous: one seldom sees a new object, ’tis still a deal of sea, sea; husband, husband, every day,—till one’s quite cloy’d with it.  16
  Restless … as the winds.  17
  Sad as death.  18
  Sad as the groans of dying innocence.  19
  Silent as the growth of flowers.  20
  He looks as sullenly as a routed general.  21
  Sweat like Cits in May-day Coaches.  22
Wits, like Physicians, never can agree,
When of a different Society.

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