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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Alice Cary
 
Care is like a husbandman who doth guard our treasures:
And the while, all ways he can, spoils our harmless pleasures.
Loving hearts and laughing brows, most he seeks to plunder,
And each furrow that he ploughs turns the roses under.
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  Her cheek like the spray o’ th’ sea.  2
  Cheeks as brown as sun could kiss them.  3
  Dark as death.  4
  Weary drifting, driving like a helmless bark at sea.  5
  Droops like some unpitied flower that the rain-fall washes down.  6
  Twin violets by a shady brook were like her eyes.  7
  Eyes, shining like thin skins full of blood.  8
  Fair as the forest.  9
  Gently as a lamb.  10
  Idle as air.  11
  Light as winds that stir the willow.  12
  Shake like withered leaves.  13
  Shining like a bed of daffodils.  14
  Shine like red buttons set on a holiday coat.  15
  Shrunk up like a bean in a pod.  16
  Smile as gay as th’ sun o’ th’ May.  17
  Soft as snow that falls on snow.  18
  Steadfast as the eternal throne.  19
  Sway, like a water-plant in a wave.  20
  Whispers like the low wind’s sighs.  21
  White as fleece.  22
 
 
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