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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Robert Greene
  Like the pace of a crab, backward.  1
  Brisk as a cup of wine.  2
A cheek wherein for interchange of hue
A wrangling strife ’twixt lily and the rose.
  Her cheeks, like rose and lily yield forth gleams.  4
Her cheeks like ripened lilies steeped in wine,
Or fair pomegranate kernels washed in milk,
Or snow-white threads in nests of crimson silk,
Or gorgeous clouds upon the sun’s decline.
Her eyes, fair eyes, like to the purest lights,
That animate the sun, or cheer the day;
In whom the shining sunbeams brightly play,
Whiles fancy doth on them divine delights.
  Her eyes two twinkling stars in winter nights.  7
  Her eyes like glassy streams.  8
The dame had eyes like lightning, or the flash
That runs before the hot report of thunder.
                Two eyes,
Like heaven’s bright lamps in matchless beauty shining.
His eyes were grey,
Like Titan in a Summer day.
  Fair as Paphos’ brooks.  12
  Glorious as the morning star of heaven.  13
  As glorious as the portal of the sun.  14
Her lips are roses over-washed with dew,
Or like the purple of Narciss’ flower.
  As merry as king in his delight.  16
As mild and humble in her thoughts,
As was Aspasia unto Cyprus.
A neck as white as whale’s bone,
Compact with a lace of stone.

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