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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Gift
 
  Gifts are like fish-hooks; for who is not aware that the greedy char is deceived by the fly which he swallows.
            —Martial
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  A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.
            —Old Testament
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