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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
William Hazlitt
  Affectation is as necessary to the mind as dress is to the body.  1
  Bounding like nymphs in vales of Arcady.  2
  Brisk as a bird.  3
  Came out of his shell like the aurelia out of the grub.  4
  Fitted into it like a brilliant into the setting of a ring.  5
  Floats over the troubles of life as the froth above the idle wave.  6
  Fluttering like a piece of gold leaf.  7
  Gaudy as a butterfly.  8
  Gay as a mote.  9
  Genius, like humanity, rusts for want of use.  10
  Literature, like nobility, runs in the blood.  11
  Naturally as the bleating of a sheep.  12
  Sharp like a quince.  13
  Vice, like disease, floats in the atmosphere.  14

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