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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Thomas Fuller
  The affections, like conscience, are rather to be led than driven. Those who marry where they do not love, will be likely to love where they do not marry.  1
  Lazy as Ludham’s dog that leaned his head against the wall to bark.  2
  Long and slender, like a cat’s elbow.  3
  Marriage is not like the hill of Olympus, wholly clear, without clouds.  4
  Memory is like a purse, if it be overfull that it cannot shut, all will drop out of it.  5
  Obstinate as a pig, will neither lead nor drive.  6
  Physicians, like beer, are best when they are old; and lawyers, like bread, when they are young and new.  7

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