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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Horace
 
  Dark as the language of the Delphic fane.  1
  Fair … as the spotless moon upon the midnight sea.  2
  Frisk about like a wanton she-goat.  3
  Insipid as a garden much watered.  4
  As is painting, so is poetry: some pieces will strike you more if you stand near, and some, if you are at a greater distance: one loves the dark; another, which is not afraid of the critic’s subtle judgment, chooses to be seen in the light; the one has pleased once, the other will give pleasure if ten times repeated.  5
  Stronger than thunder’s winged force.  6
  Vain as a sick man’s dream.  7
  Wild as coursers with unsubdued neck.  8
 
 
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