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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Oaths
 
  Lovers’ oaths are like mariners’ prayers, uttered in extremity; but when the tempest is o’er, and that the vessel leaves tumbling, they fall from protesting to cursing.
            —John Webster
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  Lovers’ oaths are like fetters made of glass, that glisten fair, but couple no restraint.
            —Zeno
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