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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Love (Verb)
 
  Love as a cat loves mustard.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Loved as a guardian angel.
            —Anonymous
  2
As reeds and willows love the water side,
So love loves with the idle to abide.
            —Francis Beaumont
  3
  Loved as patriots.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  4
  Love … dearly, like pig and pie.
            —Robert Burton
  5
  Love as a Welshman does toasted cheese.
            —John Day
  6
  Love as the dog does a whip.
            —John Ray (Handbook of Proverbs, 1670)
  7
  Love as the devil loves holy water.
            —Jonathan Swift
  8
  Love him as Frenchmen love Napoleon.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  9
My spirit loved and loves him yet,
Like some poor girl whose heart is set
On one whose rank exceeds her own.
            —Alfred Tennyson
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