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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Richard Monckton Milnes
 
His eyes … deep sunk beneath his lowering brows,
Like caverns by a moonlit sea.
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  Fair as flame.  2
  Flee like a shamed child.  3
  Fresh as April when the breezes blow.  4
  Ghosts, like the ladies, never speak till they are spoke to.  5
  Monotonous as the sea.  6
  Mournful as the dead below.  7
  He shrinks, as from a viewless blow.  8
  Still as an island stood our ship.  9
A secret sweet as songs of dawn
That linnets sing when mists are gone.
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  Thin as a brief forgotten dream.  11
  Great thoughts, great feelings come to them, like instincts, unawares.  12
 
 
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