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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
William Shenstone
  Burst like a pimple from the vicious tide of acid blood.  1
  Empty as air-pumps drain’d of air.  2
  As the feathered warblers gay.  3
  Learning, like money, may be of so base a coin as to be utterly void of use.  4
Love like air is widely given;
Power nor chance can these restrain;
Truest, noblest gifts of heaven!
Only purest in the plain.
Love is an April’s doubting day:
Awhile we see the tempest lower;
Anon the radiant heaven survey,
And quite forget the flitting shower.
  Mild as the opening morn of May.  7
  Fly as quick to Delia’s arms, as yonder halcyon skims the stream.  8
  Soft as the wild duck’s tender young, that floats on Avon’s tide.  9
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