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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Rich
 
  Rich as flakes of virgin gold.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Rich as Golconda.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Rich as lords.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Rich as mud.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Rich as the mint.
            —Anonymous
  5
  Rich in invisible treasures, like a bud of unborn sweets, and thick about the heart with ripe and rosy beauty.
            —Philip James Bailey
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  Rich as Crœsus.
            —Robert Burton
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  Rich as Stamboul’s diadem.
            —Lord Byron
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  Rich and as red as the mellowing blushes of maiden of eighteen.
            —Luiz Vaz de Camoëns
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  Richer than Ormuz bazaars.
            —Thomas Carlyle
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  Rich and ripe as Autumn’s store.
            —Hartley Coleridge
  11
  Rich as Pluto.
            —George Colman, the Younger
  12
  Rich as Chaucer’s speech.
            —Sydney Dobell
  13
  Rich as love.
            —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  14
  Rich as the merchant ships that crowd the strand.
            —Francis Fawkes
  15
  As feathers do lift up, and carry high, the foules and birds of the aire: So the riches and dignities of this world, are wont to extol and carry men, into the air and clouds of vanitie.
            —Anthonie Fletcher (Certain Very Proper and Profitable Similes, 1595)
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  Rich as a platter of gravy.
            —Sewell Ford
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  Rich as newshorn sheep.
            —John Heywood
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  Rich as the rose’s dye.
            —Mrs. Richmond Inglis
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  Rich as a Millais in its tint and tone.
            —Gerald Massey
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  Rich as a rose can be.
            —Joaquin Miller
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  A wise rich man is like the backe or stocke of the chimney, and his wealth the fire; he receives it not for his own need, but to reflect the heat to others’ good.
            —Sir Thomas Overbury
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  Rich as an alum seller.
            —Osmanli Proverb
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  Rich as Job.
            —François Rabelais
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  As rich with unconscious art as the first song birds of May.
            —James Whitcomb Riley
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  Rich as the robes of heaven.
            —John G. Saxe
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And I as rich in having such a jewel,
As twenty seas, if all their sand were pearl,
The water nectar, and the rocks pure gold.
            —William Shakespeare
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                Rich …
As is the ooze and bottom of the sea,
With sunken wrack and sumless treasuries.
            —William Shakespeare
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  Rich as Emperor-moths.
            —Alfred Tennyson
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  Rich as for the nuptials of a king.
            —Alfred Tennyson
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  Rich as the pillars which support the sky.
            —William Thomson
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