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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Tear
 
  Tears of joy, like summer raindrops, are pierced by sunbeams.
            —Hosea Ballou
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  Pearly tears, like rose’s dew, wept she.
            —Emanual Von Geibel
  2
  Sheds ceaseless tears, like dew on Hermon’s hill.
            —Judah HaLevi
  3
Tearful and trembling as a dewy rose
The wind has shaken till it fills the air
With light and fragrance.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
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  Tears like pears.
            —Victor Hugo
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  Tears herald smiles, as weeping April does this sunny May.
            —James M. Morton
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  From his eyes a stream of tears descended like a broken necklace of pearls.
            —Asian
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  Shining through tears, like April-suns in showers, that labor to o’ercome the cloud that loads them.
            —Thomas Otway
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  Tears as big as ostrich’s eggs.
            —François Rabelais
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                Then fresh tears
Stood on her cheeks, as doth the honey-dew
Upon a gather’d lily almost wither’d.
            —William Shakespeare
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  Tears … shone as the dew on a lily, at the rising of the sun.
            —Hersart de la Villemarqué
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Her tears, like drops of molten lead,
With torrents burn the passage to my heart.
            —Edward Young
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