|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
| Active as some mind that turns a sphere.|| 1|
| Dark as the grave.|| 2|
| Fixt as an island gainst the waves and wind.|| 3|
|Friendship is less apparent when too nigh,|
Like objects when they touch the eye.
|Love, like a greedy hawk, if we give way,|
Does over-gorge himself with his own prey.
| Mute as the grave.|| 6|
| Like winter-earth, naked.|| 7|
| Spiteful as the light.|| 8|
| Still as old Chaos, before Motions birth.|| 9|
| As swift and fierce as tempest from the north.|| 10|
| Swift as the wings of Morn.|| 11|
| Teeth like falling snow|
For white, were placed in a double row.
| Undisturbd as Death.|| 13|
| Like painted lamps they shine unwasted.|| 14|
| Watchful as spirits.|| 15|
|Wits like a luxuriant vine;|
Unless to virtues prop it join,
Firm and erect toward Heaven bound,
Though it with beauteous leaves and pleasant fruit be crownd
It lies, deformed and rotting, on the ground.