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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
J. Petit-Senn
 
  Envy, like flame, blackens that which is above it, and which it cannot reach.  1
  Many fortunes, like rivers, have a pure source, but grow muddy as they grow large.  2
  Genius, like a torch, shines less in the broad daylight of the present than in the light of the past.  3
  The hearts of pretty women, like New Year’s bonbons, are wrapped in enigmas.  4
  Love before marriage is like a too short preface before a book without end.  5
  The miser swimming in gold seems to me like a thirsty fish.  6
 
 
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