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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
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  Authors, like privateers, are always fair game for one another.
            —Dr. Samuel Johnson
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Authors, like maids at fifteen years,
Are full of wishes, full of fears.
            —Robert Lloyd
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  A pin has as much head as some authors and a great deal more point.
            —George D. Prentice
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  Authors I have named are like certain workers in metal, who try a hundred different compounds to take the place of gold—the only metal which can never have any substitute.
            —Arthur S. Schopenhauer
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