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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Colley Cibber
  Contented as a Fox when the Hounds were drawn off and gone home from him.  1
  Cool down like a dish of tea.  2
  That face of yours looks like the title-page of a whole volume of roguery.  3
  Falls and risings, like a swan upon waving water.  4
  Fly, like a yelping Cur with a Bottle at his Tail.  5
  Fly as the leaves before the autumn tempest.  6
  Insipid as an old acquaintance.  7
  Pushed like a fencing master.  8
  Silent as your shadow.  9
  Theatrical Favour, like Publick Commerce, will sometimes deceive the best Judgements by an unaccountable change of its Channel; the best Commodities are not always known to meet with the best Markets.  10
  The pleasure of a fine woman is like that of her own virtue—not so much in the thing, as the reputation of having it.  11

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