|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
| Drop, like mellow fruit
into the grave.|| 1|
| Dried like a raisin.|| 2|
| Eat like maggots into an estate.|| 3|
|Spend vows as fast as vapors, which go off|
Even with the fumes.
|Forgotten like an antique tale|
Of Hero and Leander.
| Lolling, like one indifferent, fabricates a heaven of gold.|| 6|
| The mind of man is like the sea, which is neither agreeable to the beholder nor the voyager, in a calm or in a storm, but is so to both when a little agitated by gentle gales; and so the mind, when moved by soft and easy passions or affections.|| 7|
| Renewable, as some appetites are.|| 8|
Like beauty nestling in a young mans breast.
| The good things of life are not to be had singly, but come to us with a mixture,like a schoolboys holiday, with a task affixed to the tail of it.|| 10|
|He strove to clothe his agony in smiles,|
Which he would force up in his poor pale cheeks,
Like ill-timed guests that had no proper dwelling there.
| Squeak like a Bartlemew fiddle.|| 12|
| White, like the apparition of a dead rainbow.|| 13|