|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
| Like the pace of a crab, backward.|| 1|
| Brisk as a cup of wine.|| 2|
|A cheek wherein for interchange of hue|
A wrangling strife twixt lily and the rose.
| Her cheeks, like rose and lily yield forth gleams.|| 4|
|Her cheeks like ripened lilies steeped in wine,|
Or fair pomegranate kernels washed in milk,
Or snow-white threads in nests of crimson silk,
Or gorgeous clouds upon the suns decline.
|Her eyes, fair eyes, like to the purest lights,|
That animate the sun, or cheer the day;
In whom the shining sunbeams brightly play,
Whiles fancy doth on them divine delights.
| Her eyes two twinkling stars in winter nights.|| 7|
| Her eyes like glassy streams.|| 8|
|The dame had eyes like lightning, or the flash|
That runs before the hot report of thunder.
| Two eyes,|
Like heavens bright lamps in matchless beauty shining.
|His eyes were grey,|
Like Titan in a Summer day.
| Fair as Paphos brooks.|| 12|
| Glorious as the morning star of heaven.|| 13|
| As glorious as the portal of the sun.|| 14|
|Her lips are roses over-washed with dew,|
Or like the purple of Narciss flower.
| As merry as king in his delight.|| 16|
|As mild and humble in her thoughts,|
As was Aspasia unto Cyprus.
|A neck as white as whales bone,|
Compact with a lace of stone.