Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.
Like to the falling of a star, Or as the flights of eagles are; Or like the fresh springs gaudy hue, Or silver drops of morning dew; Or like a wind that chafes the flood, Or bubbles which on water stood: Evn such is man, whose borrowd light Is straight calld in, and paid to-night. The wind blows out, the bubble dies; The spring entomd in autumn lies; The dew dries up, the star is shot; The flight is pastand man forgot.