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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
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  Great as a lord.
            —Frances Fawkes
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  It is with great men as with high mountains. They oppress us with awe when we stand under them: they disappoint our insatiable imaginations when we are nigh, but not quite close to them: and then, the further we recede from them, the more astonishing they appear; until … they at one moment seem miraculously lifted above earth, and the next strike our fancies as let down from heaven.
            —Julius Charles Hare
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            I think myself as great
As Cæsar riding in the Roman street,
With captive kings at his triumphant car.
            —Christopher Marlowe
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