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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Douglas Jerrold
  Clamored … as though a besieging foe was in the house.  1
  A coquette is like a recruiting sergeant, always on the lookout for fresh victims.  2
  Literature, like a gypsy, to be picturesque, should be a little ragged.  3
  Love’s like the measles—all the worse when it comes late in life.  4
  Panting, like a run-down hare.  5
  Reputation, like beavers and cloaks, shall last some people twice the time of others.  6
  Treason is like diamonds; there is nothing to be made by the small trader.  7
  Troubles are like babies—they only grow by nursing.  8
  Wedlock’s like wine,—not properly judged of till the second glass.  9
  Wits, like drunken men with swords, are apt to draw their steel upon their best acquaintances.  10
  Wit, like money, bears an extra value when rung down immediately it is wanted. Men pay severely who require credit.  11

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