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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Monarchy
 
  Monarchy is like a work of nature, well composed both to grow and continue.
            —Francis Bacon
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  A monarchy is like a man-of-war—bad shots between wind and water hurt it exceedingly; there is danger of capsizing. But democracy is a raft. You cannot easily upturn it. It is a wet place, but it is a pretty safe one.
            —Joseph Cook
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