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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
William Ernest Henley
  Black as the pit.  1
  Bland as a Jesuit.  2
  Death and Time, they chime and chime, like bells at sunset falling.  3
Her little face is like a walnut shell
With wrinkling lines.
  Flashes like the shining soul of a jest.  5
  Frank as the call of April birds.  6
Galloping, as with dispatches from the Pit,
Between his hell-bound hounds.
  Gleams like an angel-market.  8
Glowed like a coal,
In the throat of the furnace.
  Glows like a kiln.  10
  Quiet as a statue.  11
Like fire on some high errand of the race.
The wistful stars
Shine like good memories.
  Sober as a hymn.  14
  Soft as the whisper shut within a shell.  15
Sprang like a wave
In the wind.
As if the Enchanted Castle at the heart
Of the wood’s dark wonderment
Swung wide his valves, and filled the dim sea-banks
With exquisite visitants.
  Unending as the river and the stars.  18

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