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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Lady
 
  Ladies, like barristers, must wait to be chosen.
            —Anonymous
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  A fine lady is a squirrel-headed thing, with small airs and small notions; about as applicable to the business of life as a pair of tweezers to the clearing of a forest.
            —George Eliot
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Ladies, like variegated tulips, show
’T is to their changes half their charms we owe.
            —Alexander Pope
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  Great ladies, like great merchants, set but the higher prizes upon what they have, because they are not in necessity of taking the first offer.
            —William Wycherley
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