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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Robert Blair
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 that’s whipp’d.  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.

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