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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Thomas De Quincey
 
  Ancient as the stings of death.  1
  Their earthly days were bitter, like the oil-tree.  2
  One central mystery, as a darkness within a darkness.  3
  Like a dissolving palace of snow, it collapses.  4
  Delicate and evanescent as the colored pencilings on a frosty night from the Northern Lights.  5
  Frail as the clouds.  6
  Go along like blazes.  7
  Gorgeous as the heavens.  8
  Inexorable as the grave.  9
  An enigma, dark and insoluble as that of the Sphinx.  10
  Memorable as the grave.  11
  Sealed up, like the valley of Rasselas, against the intrusion of the world.  12
  Shy as lightning.  13
  His voice swelled like a sanctus rising from the choir of a cathedral.  14
  Unwearied as the heavens.  15
 
 
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