|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
| Changeable as a womans whims.|| 1|
| The theatre is like a Turkish seraglio: The critics are the eunuchs.|| 2|
| Crouching about like a cat a-mousing.|| 3|
| Dead as a salmon in a fishmongers basket.|| 4|
| Inseparable as finger and thumb.|| 5|
| Light as the light.|| 6|
| Like hungry guests, a sitting audience looks:|
Plays are like suppers; poets are the cooks.
The founders you: the table is this place:
The carvers we: the prologue is the grace.
Each act a course; each scene, a different dish,
Though were in Lent, I doubt youre still for flesh.
Satires the sauce, high-seasoned, sharp, and rough.
Kind masks and beaux, I hope youre pepper-proof?
Wit is the wine; but tis so scarce the true
Poets, like vintners, balderdash and brew.
Your surly scenes, where rant and bloodshed join,
Are butchers meat, a battles a sirlorn.
Your scenes of love, so flowing, soft and chaste,
Are water-gruel without salt or taste.
| Strong as brandy.|| 8|
| The Theatre is like a Turkish seraglio: the critics are the eunuchs.|| 9|
| Unbecoming as grace after meat.|| 10|
| Whizzes like a hot iron.|| 11|
| Women are like pictures; of no value in the hands of a fool, till he hears men of sense bid high for the purchase.|| 12|