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S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
  An epithet or metaphor drawn from nature ennobles art; an epithet or metaphor drawn from art degrades nature.
Dr. Samuel Johnson.    
  Figured and metaphorical expressions do well to illustrate more abstruse and unfamiliar ideas, which the mind is not yet thoroughly accustomed to.
John Locke.    
  Of metaphors, those generally conduce most to energy or vivacity of style which illustrate an intellectual by a sensible object.
Richard Whately.    

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