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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Edward Parsons Day
  The age of man resembles a book; infancy and old age are the blank pages, youth the preface, and man the body or most important part of life’s volume.  1
  A book, like a grape-vine, should have good fruit among its leaves.  2
  A critic is like an idler amusing himself with a spy-glass; he looks at the defects of a work through the end that magnifies, then inverts the instrument to discover the virtues.  3
  Railroads are like the human race, they have their stopping places and their termini; but unlike the human race they can make a return journey.  4

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