|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
| Follow each other, like surge upon surge.|| 1|
|The multitude goes, like the flower and the weed,|
That wither away to let others succeed.
like sunshine and rain.|| 3|
|Oh, why should the spirit of mortal be proud?|
Like a swift-fleeting meteor, a fast flying cloud,
A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave,
Man passes from life to his rest in the grave.
| Speeds from the earth like a bird on the wing.|| 5|