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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Mistress
 
  Mistresses, like friends, are lost by letting ’em handle your money.
            —Sir John Vanbrugh
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  Mistresses are like books. If you pore upon them too much, they doze you, and make you unfit for company; but if used discreetly you are the fitter for conversation by ’em.
            —William Wycherley
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