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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Satire should, like a polished razor keen,
Wound with a touch that’s scarcely felt or seen.
            —Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
  Satire is a sort of glass wherein beholders do generally discover everybody’s face but their own.
            —Jonathan Swift
  For Satyre, that most needful part of our Poetry, it has of late been more abus’d, and is grown more degenerate than any other; most commonly, like a Sword in the hands of a Madman, it runs a Tilt at all manner of Persons without any sort of distinction or reason; and so ill-guided is this furious Career, that the Thrusts are most aim’d where the Enemy is best arm’d.
            —Robert Wolseley

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