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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Grief
 
  Woman’s grief is like a summer storm, short as it is violent.
            —Joanna Baillie
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  Genuine grief is like penitence, not clamorous, but subdued.
            —Josh Billings
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  Grief and passion are like floods raised in little brooks by a sudden rain.
            —John Dryden
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  Grief, like wine, the tongue will render free.
            —James Matthew Legaré
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  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
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            Grief
Was as a last year’s leaf
Blown dead far down the wind’s way.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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