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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
William Walsh
  Calm as Neptune on the Halcyon seas.  1
Love’s like a torch which, if secur’d from blasts,
Will fainter burn, but then it longer lasts:
Expos’d to storms of jealousy and doubt,
The blaze grows greater, but ’tis sooner out.
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