|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
| Precious as the Sibyls leaves.|
| Precious as enterprise.|
| Precious as a Grecian vase.|
Richard Le Gallienne
As are the conceald comforts of a man,
Lockd in a womans love.
| More precious|
Than the rich-jewelld coffer of Darius.
| Precious as is friend.|
| More precious far|
Than that accumulated store of gold
And orient gems, which, for a day of need,
The Sultan hides deep in ancestral tombs.