|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
|Dark as was chaos, ere the infant Sun|
Was rolled together, or had tried his beams
Athwart the gloom profound.
| Drop off like leaves in autumn.|| 2|
| Meek as the turtle-dove.|| 3|
| Pure as the silver from the crucible.|| 4|
| Sullen, like lamps in sepulchres.|| 5|
| Tame and humble, like a child thats whippd.|| 6|
| Stand thick as dewdrops on the bells of flowers.|| 7|
| Their aims as various, as the roads they take in journeying thro life.|| 8|
Like those of angels, short and far between.