|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
| Like ray-collecting mirrors, beams.|| 1|
| Blooming as a bridal maid.|| 2|
| Court favors lie above the common road by modesty and humble virtue trod; like trees on precipices, they display fair fruit, which none can reach but birds of prey.|| 3|
| Delightful as the all-enlivening sun.|| 4|
| Fair as the Spring.|| 5|
| Fair as the summers evening skies.|| 6|
| Idle, as the dreams of maids.|| 7|
|Loud as when blustring Boreas issues forth,|
To bring the sweeping whirlwind from the north.
| Mild as the voice of comfort to despair.|| 9|
|Minds like fine pictures are by distance proved,|
And objects proper, only as removed.
| Numrous as birds that oer the forest play.|| 11|
|Reason, like virtue, in a medium lies:|
A hair-breadth more might make us mad, not wise.
| Sensitive as truth in Heaven.|| 13|
|Smiles, like meteors of the night,|
Just give one flash of momentary light.
| Sudden as kindling flames arise.|| 15|
| Transient as vapours glimmring thro the glades.|| 16|
| Trite as Priams tale, and twice as old.|| 17|
| Vain as the sick mans vow, or young mans sigh.|| 18|
|Wit, like an insect clambring up a wall,|
Mounts to one point, and then of course must fall,
No wiser, if its pains proceed, than end,
And all its journey to descend.
| Wits, like misers, always covet more.|| 20|