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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Simile
 
And similes in each dull line,
Like glow-worms in the dark should shine.
            —Edward Moore
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  What liuely similitudes & comparisons, as the righteous man to a baie tree, the Soule to a thirstie Hart, vnitie to oyntment and the dew of Hermon.
            —Henry Peacham
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Similes are like songs in love;
They much describe; they nothing prove.
            —Matthew Prior
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  Similes prove nothing, but yet greatly lighten and relieve the tedium of argument.
            —Robert South
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