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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  The heart of a coquette is like a rose, of which the lovers pluck the leaves, leaving only the thorns for the husband.
  A coquette is to a man what a toy is to a child: as long as it pleases him, he keeps on; when it ceases to please him he discards it.
  A coquette is like a recruiting sergeant, always on the lookout for fresh victims.
            —Douglas Jerrold
  A coquette may be compared to tinder, which lays itself out to catch sparks, but does not always succeed in lighting up a match.
            —Horace Smith

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