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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Josiah Gilbert Holland
 
  A fit of anger is as fatal to dignity as a dose of arsenic to life.  1
  Dead as a perished delight.  2
  Fluttered noiseless as a flame.  3
  Glows like the old prophets.  4
  Happy as the Day.  5
Hearts, like apples, are hard and sour,
Till crushed by Pain’s resistless power.
  6
  Hearts immaculate as light.  7
  Days, weeks and months lapsed like soft measures, rhyming each with each.  8
Love is like a well profound,
From which two souls have right to draw,
And in whose waters will be drowned,
The one who takes the other’s law.
  9
  As patient under injury as any Christian saint of old.  10
  Plunging like the sea.  11
  Raved like a fiend.  12
  Sleep like a jewel on the breast of faith.  13
  Slid like water.  14
  I started as one startles from a dream.  15
  As true as God.  16
  As white as the pale ashes of a wasted coal.  17
  Wide as the unbridged gulf that yawns between the rich man and the beggar.  18
A wife is like an unknown sea;
Least known to him who thinks he knows
Where all the Shores of Promise be,
Where lies the Island of Repose,
And where the rocks that he must flee.
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