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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Jean de La Bruyère
 
  The court is like a marble statue, I mean, it may be finely polished but it is very hard.  1
  Beauties diminish, like those of a fine prospective viewed too near.  2
  A man of fashion is like a certain blue flower, growing spontaneously in ploughed grounds, which chokes the corn, spoils the crop, and takes up the room of something better.  3
  Forgotten like an almanac out of date.  4
  Widows, like ripe fruit, drop easily from their perch.  5
 
 
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