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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Soame Jenyns
  Burns, like some absent and impatient youth, to join the object of his warm desire.  1
Your dancing, like true wit, is best express’d
By nature only to advantage dress’d;
’Tis not a nimble bound, or a caper high,
That can pretend to please a curious eye.
Good judges no such tumblers’ tricks regard;
Or think them beautiful, because they’re hard.

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