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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Miguel de Cervantes
  Beauty in a modest woman is like fire or a sharp sword at a distance; neither doth the one burn, nor the other wound, those that come not too near them.  1
  He had a face like a benediction.  2
  History is like sacred music, because truth is essential to it.  3
  Lurk behind, like a concealed root.  4
  He is as mad as a March hare.  5
  Nimble as thought.  6
  Poetry, good sir, in my opinion, is like a tender virgin, very young and extremely beautiful, whom divers other virgins—namely, all other sciences—make it their business to enrich, polish, and adore.  7

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