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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
John Davidson
 
  Bloomed like smouldering lilies unconsumed.  1
                The world
Deceived itself as maidens do with dolls.
  2
  Distresses … like old men’s thoughts of love’s first kiss.  3
  As easy as for you to take a drink.  4
  Expanding like the dawn.  5
                Flare
Like a spent lamp about to die.
  6
  Free-handed as a harlot.  7
  Hurried like a torrent through a strait.  8
  Lurk like vermin.  9
  Spacious as the element.  10
Unspeakably stale
Like vats in desuetude shrunk.
  11
  Startled like a moon-caught ghost.  12
        Sweet as aerial chimes
Of flower-bells.
  13
 
 
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