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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Friedrich von Schiller
  Bursts like the lightning’s flash.  1
  Calm, as in the days when all was right.  2
  Clear as a mirror.  3
  Dark as care.  4
  Detested as the gates of hell.  5
  Distant as the dead.  6
  Easily as the eagles soar.  7
  Fast as an eagle through the air.  8
  Flashing like a fiery stream.  9
  Flickering like dying lamps in sepulchres.  10
  Fluttered, like a vision.  11
  Freely, as the firmament embraces the world.  12
  Glint, like thousands of suns from the dew-drops.  13
  Haggard as spectres.  14
  Vex and haunt me like a tale of my own future destiny.  15
  Lies heavy … like murder on a guilty soul.  16
  Hisses and roars, as when fire is with water commixed and contending.  17
  Inaccessible, like some tall cliff.  18
  Indestructible as are the stars.  19
  Light as a happy wave.  20
  Light as the dancing skiff borne on the silvery tide.  21
  Light as the rainbow’s leap into space.  22
  As freely as the firmament embraces the world, so mercy must encircle friend and foe.  23
  Go out, like an untended lamp.  24
  Pale as a whitewashed wall.  25
  Perished like some gift of earth.  26
  Silent as the grave.  27
  Sparkling like a son of morning.  28
  Place swarmed like a fair.  29
  Sweep as the tempest o’er the deep.  30
  Twinkle like lanterns in a sepulchre.  31
  Vainly as the hydra bleeds.  32
  Whistles like the jackal’s scream.  33

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