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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Tread softly,—softly, like the foot
Of winter, shod with fleecy snow.
            —Barry Cornwall
  Softly as if over a pavement of down.
            —Alphonse Daudet
  Walked as softly as the ghost in Hamlet.
            —Charles Dickens
  Softly as moonlight steals upon the skies.
            —Julia C. R. Dorr
  Softly … as music that floats through a dream.
            —Minnie Gilmore
  Softly as a burglar goes.
            —O. Henry
  Stepping softly like a scout.
            —O. Henry
More softly than the east could blow
Arion’s magic to the Atlantic isles.
            —John Keats
  Softly among the pines as a young witch gathering simples.
            —Richard Le Gallienne
            Softly as full-blown flower
Unfolds its heart to welcome in the dawn.
            —Henry Van Dyke
  Softly … like low aërial music when some angel hovers near.
            —Lady Wilde

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