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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Heinrich Heine
 
  A dainty mouth like any crimson rose.  1
  Desolate as a tomb.  2
  Eyes like twin blue stars.  3
  Fair she is as foam-born Venus.  4
  Humming, like bees that are swarming.  5
  Every man who marries is like the Doge who weds the Adriatic sea: he knows not what he may find therein,—treasures, pearls, monsters, unknown storms.  6
That little mouth is like in this,
The rose-bush that so fair is,
For sly envenomed serpents hiss
In dark leaves where their lair is.
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  A dainty mouth like a crimson rose.  8
  Vanished like an empty dream.  9
 
 
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