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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Sir Philip Sidney
  Ambition, like love, can abide no lingering; and ever urgeth on his own successes, hating nothing but what may stop them.  1
  Like faire Venus Chaste.  2
  Like great god Saturne faire.  3
  Grasps as in water, the more she grasped the less she held.  4
  A noble heart, like the sun, showeth its greatest countenance in its lowest estate.  5
  Laws are not made like lime-twigs or nets, to catch everything that toucheth them, but rather like sea-marks, to avoid the shipwreck of ignorant passengers.  6
  As Juno mild.  7
  Smooth as Pan.  8
  Virtue, like the clear heavens, is without clouds.  9
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