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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Change as woman, wind and fortune.
  Change, like Proteus.
  Change, like women’s thoughts and winter weather.
  Changeable as the moons.
  Changeful as the ocean bar.
  Quickly changed as are the winds.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  As changeful as the lights which flick and flash from off the facets of the diamond.
            —Heather Bigg
  Changest, as the wind upon the wave.
            —Hugh H. Brackenridge
  Changes like the moonlit cloud.
            —Richard Henry Dana, Jr.
  Changeable as a woman’s whims.
            —George Farquhar
Thy song is changeful as yon starry frame,
End and beginning evermore the same.
            —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  Change … like unto the Camelion whiche upon every sondre hewe, that he behalt, he mote newe his colour.
            —John Gower
  Changeful as a child.
            —John Imlah
Fortune changeth as the moon
To caravel and picaroon.
            —Rudyard Kipling
  Changeful … as are the waves before the breath of winds.
            —Sigmund Krasinski
Changeful as the neck of dove
In colour.
            —Walter Savage Landor
  Changeful … as windwaved flame.
            —James Russell Lowell
  Changes color as a maid at sight of sword and shield.
            —Thomas Babington Macaulay
  In affection, as light and changeful as the gaudy fly which hastens to the rose with eager speed, and on its damask leaves, with fond embrace, flutters her painted wings a little while, but lift she but her eyes, and the first thistle flower that catches them catches her fancy too, and thither speeds she.
            —William J. Mickle
But now a change came o’er my dream,
Like the magic lantern’s shifting slider.
            —Thomas Moore
  As changeful as the spring.
            —Lewis Morris
Changed like one who knows his time must be
But short and bitter.
            —Lewis Morris
  Changeful as the lunar ray.
Like April, she may wear a changeful face
Of storm and sunshine.
            —James Pilgrim
  Changeful as a madman’s dream.
            —Winthrop Mackworth Praed
        Like leaves, as chance inclin’d,
Those wills were chang’d with every wind.
            —Matthew Prior
  Changeable, like the sparrow, who stops not on one twig.
            —Osmanli Proverb
  Like a chameleon, he changes.
            —Osmanli Proverb
  Changed me like a glove.
            —Christina Georgina Rossetti
  Chang’d, like form in a dream.
            —Sir Walter Scott
  Changes as a guilty dream.
            —Sir Walter Scott
Ever changing, like a joyless eye
That finds no objects worth its constancy.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Change like the face of fortune.
            —Robert Southey
  Changed as a cloud in the night.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Changeful as the sea.
            —Bayard Taylor
  Change like a weathercock.
            —Robert Tofte
  Changeful as a lover’s hope.
            —Frank Waters
  Changeful as the April sky.
            —William Winter
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