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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Burn into your soul like a curse.
        Burned like a spilth of light
Out of the crashing of a myriad stars.
            —Robert Browning
Our wasted oil unprofitably burns,
Like hidden lamps in old sepulchral urns.
            —William Cowper
  Burnt like caustic.
            —Thomas Hood
  Burns, like some absent and impatient youth, to join the object of his warm desire.
            —Soame Jenyns
  Burns like hate.
            —George MacDonald
  Burn within me like an evil fire.
            —George MacDonald
  Burn like the red light of the setting sun.
            —T. Buchanan Read
  Burn like black stars below the Orient moon.
            —Francis S. Saltus
  Burn like mines of sulphur.
            —William Shakespeare
  Burning like molten jewels.
            —William Wetmore Story
                Burn and bleed
Like that pale princess-priest of Priam’s seed.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
Burn as if all the fires of the earth and air
Had laid strong hold upon his flesh and stung
The soul behind it as with a serpent’s tongue.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
Burn as that beamless fire which fills the skies
With troubled stars and travailing things of flame.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
Burning her like flame
That feeds on flowers in bloom.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Burns like joy.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Burns low as fire wherein no firebrands glow.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Burnt as a living fire as emeralds.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  Burneth as a flaming fire.
            —Old Testament
  Burning like the burning of a fire.
            —Old Testament
  Burns, like a fiery star in the upper air.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
  Burned like a heated opal.
            —Oscar Wilde
        Burned like the ruby fire set
In the swinging lamp of a crimson shrine.
            —Oscar Wilde

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