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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Like a coy maiden, Ease, when courted most,
Furtherest retires—an idol, at whose shrine
Who oft’nest sacrifice are favour’d least.
            —William Cowper
  He taught them love of toyle; toyle, which does keep obstructions from the minde, and quench the blood; ease does belong to us like sleep, like opium in our medicine, not our food.
            —Sir William Davenant
  As much at ease as a farmer on his own acres.
            —Theodore Roosevelt
                At ease
As a flower of the springtime of corn.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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