|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
| Her bright cheek, as soft and pure in its bloom as a wild rose.|| 1|
| Fixed as the orb of the burning sun.|| 2|
|Love is like the wild rose-briar;|
Friendship like the holly-tree.
The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms,
But which will bloom most constantly?
The wild rose-briar is sweet in spring,
Its summer blossoms scent the air;
Yet wait till winter comes again,
And who will call the wild-briar fair?
Then, scorn the silly rose-wreath now,
And deck thee with the hollys sheen,
That, when December blights thy brow
He still may leave thy garland green.
| Lovely as an angels dream.|| 4|
| Mute as mice.|| 5|
| Pallid as coffined clay.|| 6|
| Revelled in my changeful dreams, like petrel on the sea.|| 7|
| Scowled like a thunder cloud.|| 8|
| Uncomplaining as a lamb.|| 9|
| All vanished, like a vision vain.|| 10|
| White as the sun.|| 11|
| Worthless as withered weeds, or idlest froth amid the boundless main.|| 12|