|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
|Her brows like bended bows do stand,|
Threatening with piercing frowns to kill
All that approach with eye or hand
These sacred cherries to come nigh.
| Charm, like beautys goddess.|| 2|
| The blood within her crystal cheekes did such a colour drive,|
As though the lillye and the rose for mastership did strive.
|Shee droopeth in her minde,|
As, nipt by an ungracious winde,
Dothe some faire lillye flowre.
|Her sparkling eyes, like Orient pearles,|
Did cast a heavenlye light.
|I be bounde to followe it,|
As the carpenter his ruler.
| As fresh as any flower.|| 7|
|Her lippes, erst like the corall redde,|
Did waxe both wan and pale.
| Lippes like roses dropping dew.|| 9|
| Right as a conquerour.|| 10|
| Runne like a fountayne free.|| 11|
| Wasted like the mountain snowe, before warme Phbus shine.|| 12|
| A maid as white as ivory bone.|| 13|