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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
William Thomson
  Black as Hell.  1
  Bright as the eyes of angels and as pure.  2
  His cheeks, as roses red, as lilies fair.  3
  Excelling, as much as orient gold surmounteth brass.  4
  As virtue, firm.  5
  Firm as the fabled throne of Grecian Jove.  6
  Fragrant as the breath of flow’rs.  7
  Gleam like the rosy east.  8
  Quick as the morning ray, or ev’ning beam.  9
  Radiant as the bloom of day.  10
  Rich as the pillars which support the sky.  11
Soft as the nightingale’s harmonious woe,
In dewy even-tide, when cowslips drop
Their sleepy heads, and languish in the breeze.
  As Liberty, sublime.  13
  Sublime as heaven.  14
  Sweet as the early pipe along the dale.  15
  A friend as true as guardian-angels are.  16
  Warm as a love-sick poet’s muse.  17
Welcome! as beauty to the lovesick swain,
For which he long had sigh’d in vain.

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