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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Opera
 
  Old operas are like old bonnets: they ought to be remodelled, retrimmed from time to time.
            —Alfred Edward Housman
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An opera, like a pillory, may be said,
To nail our ears down and expose our head.
            —Edward Young
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