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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Arsène Houssaye
  Long-bearded like kings of the Frankish race.  1
  Cautious as a girl.  2
  Chubby as the Diana of Jordaens.  3
  Comely as Apollo.  4
  Contagious, like silliness.  5
  Love is like spring: it laughs through the cold and the snow; it perfumes the night and flourishes under graves.  6
  Love is like epidemic diseases, the more one is afraid of it, the more is one exposed to it.  7
  Pale as a lover dying of despair.  8
  Pale as a trappist.  9
  A man without a passion is like a vessel waiting for wind and not budging.  10
  Passions are like roses, the more you cut them, the more they grow.  11
  Quiet as a mouse.  12
  Regular as the private garden of a Grand Duke.  13

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