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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Robert Herrick
  Abate, like a flame grown moderate.  1
  Brethe as the damask Rose.  2
  Cheeks like creame enclairited.  3
  Cheeks like roses when they blow.  4
As if o’erwashed with Hippocrene.
  Cool as the silent shades of sleep.  6
  Fair as Eve in Paradise.  7
Fall on me like a silent dew,
Or like those maiden showers,
Which by the peep of day, do strew
A baptism o’er the flowers.
                Our days run
As fast away as does the sun;
And as a vapour, or a drop of rain
Once lost, can ne’er be found again.
Her pretty feet like snails, did creep
  A little out, and then,
As if they played at bo-peep,
  Did soon draw in again.
  Full as a bee with thyme.  11
Like to a dreadful comet in the air.
  Hairless as an egg.  13
  Softly panting like a bride.  14
  Plump as a cherry.  15
  She shifts and changes like the moon.  16
  Silently … as colours steal into the pear or plum.  17
  Spangled … like leaves that laden are with trembling dew.  18
  Sparkling spangles … like morning sunshine tinselling the dew.  19
  Sparkles like Ariadne’s crown.  20
  Sweet as the blossoms of the vine.  21
  Sweet as vestry of the oracles.  22
  Welcome as peace after destructive war.  23

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