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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Francis Beaumont
 
  Her mind, as cleare as aire.  1
  Envy, like the worm, never runs but to the fairest fruit; like a cunning bloodhound, it singles out the fattest deer in the flock.  2
  Faith without works is like a bird without wings; though she may hop with her companions on earth, yet she will never fly with them to heaven; but when both are joined together, then doth the soul mount up to her eternal rest.  3
  Fly like … the northern wind.  4
A flinty heart within a snowy breast
Is like base mold lock’d in a golden chest.
  5
Love is like youth, he thirsts,
He scorns to be his mother’s page;
But when the proceeding times assuage
The former heate, he will complaine,
And wish those pleasant houres againe.
  6
As reeds and willows love the water side,
So love loves with the idle to abide.
  7
Like the falling star,
Or as the flights of eagles are,
Or like the fresh spring’s gaudy hue,
Or silver drops of morning dew,
Or like a wind that chafes the flood,
Or bubbles which in water stood:
Even such is man, whose borrowed light
Is straight call’d in and paid to-night.
  8
As embers touch’d with sulphurs do renew,
So will her sight kindle fresh flames in you.
  9
                Sweet
As where smooth Zephyrus plays on the fleet
Face of the curled streams.
  10
  White as a thread by hands of angels spun.  11
  Whiter than mountain snow hath ever been.  12
 
 
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