|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
| Fair as beams of light.|| 1|
| Gay as the spring.|| 2|
| Injurious as the tainted breath of fame.|| 3|
| Love, like ambition, dies as tis enjoyed.|| 4|
|Wishes, like painted landscapes, best delight,|
Whilst distance recommends them to the sight.
Placed far off, they beautiful appear;
But show their coarse and nauseous colours, near.