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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Edmund Burke
 
  His finance is like the Indian philosophy; his earth is poised on the horns of a bull, his bull stands upon an elephant, his elephant is supported by a tortoise; and so on forever.  1
  A lawsuit is like an ill-managed dispute, in which the first object is soon out of sight, and the parties end upon a matter wholly foreign to that on which they began.  2
  Reasons are like liquors, and there are some of such nature as none but strong heads can bear.  3
 
 
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