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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Thomas Lodge
 
  His beard is cut like the spire of Grantham steeple.  1
Her cheeks are like the blushing cloud,
  That beautifies Aurora’s face;
Or like the silver crimson shroud,
  That Phœbus’ smiling looks doth grace.
  2
  Free as a king.  3
  Hard as iron.  4
  A mouth like the whale that swallowed a whole fleet.  5
  Mumble as if he were at his matins.  6
Her neck like
A stately tower,
Where love himself imprisoned lies,
To watch for glances, every hour,
From her divine and sacred eyes.
  7
                Precious,
As are the conceal’d comforts of a man,
Lock’d in a woman’s love.
  8
  No more sense than a shoat (young pig) in pickle.  9
  Sigh like a dog that hath lost his master.  10
  Sweet as morning dew upon a rose.  11
 
 
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