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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Melts like the fitful vapor.
            —Grant Allen
  Melted away like an image of snow.
  Melts like a passing smoke, a nightly dream.
            —Matthew Arnold
  Melt as in a dream.
            —Thomas Boyd
Melted as a star might do,
Still smiling as she melted slow.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Melts in the furnace of desire,
Like glass, that’s but the ice of fire.
            —Samuel Butler
  Melt, like man, to Time.
            —Lord Byron
  Melted like a phantasm.
            —Pedro de la Barca Calderón
  Melt like two hungry torrents.
            —George Chapman
  Melting, like ghosts before the rising sun.
            —Charles Churchill
  Melt like straggling snow that falls on fire.
            —Aaron Hill
  Melted like an image of snow.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  Melting as a lover’s prayer.
            —John Hughes
  Melt away into the darkness like a snowflake in the water.
            —Victor Hugo
  Melt like gold refined.
            —Jean Ingelow
  Melts in, like the smile that sinks in the face of the dreamer.
            —Ebenezer Jones
            Sweet Pleasure melteth,
Like the bubbles when rain pelteth.
            —John Keats
                Melted, as the rose
Blendeth its odour with the violet.
            —John Keats
  Melts like a pearl in pot of vinegar.
            —Justin Huntley McCarthy
  Melting, like mist, away.
            —Thomas Moore
  Melted like vapor in the sun.
            —George P. Morris
  Fond duties melt away like April snows.
            —Dinah Maria Mulock
Like frost work in the morning ray,
The fancied fabric melts away.
            —Sir Walter Scott
            Melt away,
Like dissolving spray.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Melt, like cloud to cloud.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
                Melts away
Like moonlight in the heaven of spreading day.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Melted, as in a crucible.
            —William Wetmore Story
  He melted like a cloud in the silent summer heaven.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  Melt like mist.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  Melt away as waters which run continual.
            —Old Testament
  Melted like wax.
            —Old Testament
  Melt as an iceberg in the tropics.
            —Martin Farquhar Tupper
  Melt … like the sun from the day.
            —John Wilson

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