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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Poetry
 
  Poetry, good sir, in my opinion, is like a tender virgin, very young and extremely beautiful, whom divers other virgins—namely, all other sciences—make it their business to enrich, polish, and adore.
            —Miguel de Cervantes
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  There is as much difference between good poetry and fine verses, as between the smell of a flower garden, and a perfumer’s shop.
            —Julius Charles Hare
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  Wisdom and poetry are like fruit for children, unwholesome if too fresh.
            —Walter Savage Landor
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  Poetry is to philosophy what the Sabbath is to the rest of the week.
            —William Butler Yeats
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