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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Ambrose Philips
  Bounds, light as hind before the hound.  1
Brightens all my sorrow,
Like gleams of sunshine in a low’ring sky.
Like frisking heifer, loose in flowery meads,
She gads where’er her roving fancy leads.
  Gay as the primrose-dell in May.  4
  Mild as the lamb.  5
Shine, like woodland flowers which paint the desert glades,
And waste their sweetness in unfrequented shades.
  Shy as the fawn.  7
            Lightly skimming….
Like winds which gently brush the plying grass.
  Sweet as violet-borders growing over fountains over-flowing.  9
Like the tendrils of the vine,
Do her auburn tresses twine.
  Unharmful as the dove.  11
  Unkind as hail.  12

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