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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Burn
 
  Burn into your soul like a curse.
            —Anonymous
  1
        Burned like a spilth of light
Out of the crashing of a myriad stars.
            —Robert Browning
  2
Our wasted oil unprofitably burns,
Like hidden lamps in old sepulchral urns.
            —William Cowper
  3
  Burnt like caustic.
            —Thomas Hood
  4
  Burns, like some absent and impatient youth, to join the object of his warm desire.
            —Soame Jenyns
  5
  Burns like hate.
            —George MacDonald
  6
  Burn within me like an evil fire.
            —George MacDonald
  7
  Burn like the red light of the setting sun.
            —T. Buchanan Read
  8
  Burn like black stars below the Orient moon.
            —Francis S. Saltus
  9
  Burn like mines of sulphur.
            —William Shakespeare
  10
  Burning like molten jewels.
            —William Wetmore Story
  11
                Burn and bleed
Like that pale princess-priest of Priam’s seed.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  12
Burn as if all the fires of the earth and air
Had laid strong hold upon his flesh and stung
The soul behind it as with a serpent’s tongue.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  13
Burn as that beamless fire which fills the skies
With troubled stars and travailing things of flame.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  14
Burning her like flame
That feeds on flowers in bloom.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  15
  Burns like joy.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  16
  Burns low as fire wherein no firebrands glow.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  17
  Burnt as a living fire as emeralds.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  18
  Burneth as a flaming fire.
            —Old Testament
  19
  Burning like the burning of a fire.
            —Old Testament
  20
  Burns, like a fiery star in the upper air.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
  21
  Burned like a heated opal.
            —Oscar Wilde
  22
        Burned like the ruby fire set
In the swinging lamp of a crimson shrine.
            —Oscar Wilde
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