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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Sparkles like a fresh glass of champagne.
  Sparkle like a ruby.
  Sparkle like a seething caldron.
  Sparkled as a sword-blade in the sunshine.
  Sparkled as a bubbling spring.
            —Welsh Ballad
  Sparkling like the dancing of new stars.
            —R. D. Blackmore
  Sparkling like an ocean flower.
            —Horatius Bonar
  Sparkle like brooks in the morning sun.
            —William Cullen Bryant
  Sparkling like snow-wreaths in the early sun.
            —William Cullen Bryant
  Sparkled like a garnet in the light.
            —Fernán Caballero
  Sparkling like a star.
            —Fernán Caballero
  The sea sparkled as if it smiled.
            —Bliss Carman
  Sparkling … like creatures in whose sunny veins
The blood is running bright.
            —Barry Cornwall
  Sparkle … like iron that comes molten from the fire.
  Sparkling all over, like a harlequin.
            —Charles Dickens
  Sparkle like half-seen fairy eyes.
            —S. H. Dickson
  Sparkling as Mercutio.
            —Dr. John Doran
  All sparkling, like a goddess.
            —John Dryden
  Sparkles … like the glimmer of a lance.
            —Francis M. Finch
  Sparkles like a lusty wine new broached.
            —John Ford
  Sparkles like the sea, whose wave at Algiers breaks upon the shore.
            —Ferdinand Freiligrath
Sparkling, as if a Naiad’s silvery feet
In quiet and coy retreat,
Glanced through the star-gleams on calm summer nights.
            —Paul Hamilton Hayne
  Sparkles like Ariadne’s crown.
            —Robert Herrick
  Sparkle like the celestial mountains in the visions of the saints.
            —Robert Hichens
  Sparkling and roseate as the dewy fingers of Aurora.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  Sparkle like fairy boon.
            —Thomas Hood
  Sparkling like diamond rocks in the sun’s rays.
            —Frances Anne Kemble
  Eye sparkled, like the wine-cup’s brim.
            —Letitia Elizabeth Landon
  Sparkling as dewdrops.
            —Charles G. Leland
  Sparkled like white bait in the meshes of a net.
            —Camille Lemonier
  Sparkle like the sea round the boat at night.
            —James Macpherson
  Sparkling like lightning on a dusky sky.
  Sparkling … like a man’s thought transfigured into fire.
            —John Masefield
  Sparkling … like a coquette in a vaudeville.
  Sparkled like a jewel in the light.
  Sparkling like a son of morning.
            —Friedrich von Schiller
  Sparkle like the beaten flint.
            —William Shakespeare
  Sparkled like falling tears.
            —Bayard Taylor
  Sparkles like a grain of salt.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  Sparkled like the colour of burnished brass.
            —Old Testament
  Sparkling like young wine which has ceased to ferment.
            —Ivan Turgenev
  Sparkling like all the stars of heaven had fallen down.
            —Mark Twain
  Sparkle as a gold mine.
            —Henry Watterson

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