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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Barry Cornwall
 
  Age, like a double-faced Janus, looks all ways, and ponders wisely on the past.  1
  Awaken, like seas by a mighty tempest shaken.  2
  Blushes like a new-born flower.  3
  Blush as hot as June.  4
  As bold as the blast.  5
  Breath like the sweets from the hawthorn tree.  6
  Bright as truth.  7
  With a cheek like a burning rose.  8
O my love has an eye,  Like a star in the sky.  9
  As fair as truth.  10
  By all forgot, like a flower whose stem is broken.  11
  Lovely as the morning.  12
  Mad … like the warrior in the fight.  13
  Merry as the month of May.  14
She mourns, like the sweet wind grieving in
The pines on an autumn night.
  15
Tread softly,—softly, like the foot
Of winter, shod with fleecy snow.
  16
  Sparkling … like creatures in whose sunny veins
The blood is running bright.
  17
  Swift as a lover’s dreams.  18
                Tremble,
Like the loose wrack in the sky,
When the four wild winds assemble.
  19
 
 
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