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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Woman’s grief is like a summer storm, short as it is violent.
            —Joanna Baillie
  Genuine grief is like penitence, not clamorous, but subdued.
            —Josh Billings
  Grief and passion are like floods raised in little brooks by a sudden rain.
            —John Dryden
  Grief, like wine, the tongue will render free.
            —James Matthew Legaré
  Grief, like night, is salutary. It cools down the soul by the putting out its fevered fires; and if it oppresses her, it also compresses her energies. The load once gone, she will go forth with greater buoyancy to new pleasures.
            —John Pulsford
Was as a last year’s leaf
Blown dead far down the wind’s way.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne

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