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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Comparisons
 
One fairer than my love! the all-seeing sun
Ne’er saw her match, since first the world begun.
        Shakespeare.—Romeo and Juliet, Act I. Scene 2. (Romeo to Benvolio.)
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Compare her face with some that I shall show,
And it will make thee think thy swan a crow.
        Shakespeare.—Romeo and Juliet, Act I. Scene 2. (Benvolio to Romeo.)
  2
To seek through the regions of the earth
For one his like, there would be something failing
In him that should compare.
        Shakespeare.—Cymbeline, Act I. Scene 1.
  3
To me he seems like diamond to glass.
        Shakespeare.—Pericles, Act II. Scene 3. (Thaisa to Pericles.)
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Thou are an eagle to a wren.
        Wolcot.—Ode I., To the Academicians, Verse 8, 1782.
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No caparisons, miss, if you please,
Caparisons don’t become a young woman.
        Sheridan.—The Rivals, Act IV. Scene 2.
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Comparisons are odorous.
        Shakespeare.—Much Ado About Nothing, Act III. Scene 5. (Dogberry.)
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1.  By heavens, a most edible coparisó.
2.  Odious thou would’st say; for coparisós are odious.
        Anonymous.—Sir Giles Goosecappe, an old Comedy of 1606.
  8
Leave her, and I will leave comparing thus;
She and comparisons are odious.
        Dr. Donne.—The Comparison.
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Comparisons are odious.
        Burton.—Anat. of Mel., Part III. Section III. Mem. 1. sub. 2; George Herbert.—Jacula Prudentum. Heywood.—A Woman Kill’d with Kindness, Act I. Scene 1.
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To liken them to your auld-warld squad,
I must needs say comparisons are odd.
        Burns.—Brigs of Ayr.
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