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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Tenderly
 
Tenderly, as round the sleeping infant’s feet,
We softly fold the cradle-sheet.
            —William Cullen Bryant
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            Tenderly as lovers may
Who know the breaking dawn will be their wedding day.
            —Mary Ainge De Vere
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  Tenderly as Robin Redbreast covered the dead babes with forest leaves.
            —Nathaniel Hawthorne
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  Tenderly, as a mother might kiss a hot, impulsive child trying to still a restless spirit within.
            —Robert Herrick (American)
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  Tenderly … like the song of the robin in the tree.
            —William Dean Howells
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  Tenderly, like one that leads the blind.
            —William. C. Roscoe
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Tenderly be led by the nose,
As asses are.
            —William Shakespeare
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Tenderly as a bee that sips,
Your kisses settle on my lips.
            —Arthur Symons
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