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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Sir John Davies
 
  Blush’d and smiled like a clear and rosy eventide.  1
  Blusheth like the Indian ivory which is with dip of Tyrian purple dy’d.  2
Maids are like contentment in this life,
Which all the world have sought, but none enjoy’d.
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  Sing like a swan, as if thou went’st to bliss.  4
Wedlock, indeed, hath oft compared been  To public feasts, where meet the public rout.  Where they that are without would fain go in,  And they that are within would fain go out.  5
 
 
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