|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|One fairer than my love! the all-seeing sun|
Neer saw her match, since first the world begun.
Shakespeare.Romeo and Juliet, Act I. Scene 2. (Romeo to Benvolio.)
|Compare her face with some that I shall show,|
And it will make thee think thy swan a crow.
Shakespeare.Romeo and Juliet, Act I. Scene 2. (Benvolio to Romeo.)
|To seek through the regions of the earth|
For one his like, there would be something failing
In him that should compare.
Shakespeare.Cymbeline, Act I. Scene 1.
|To me he seems like diamond to glass.|
Shakespeare.Pericles, Act II. Scene 3. (Thaisa to Pericles.)
|Thou are an eagle to a wren.|
Wolcot.Ode I., To the Academicians, Verse 8, 1782.
|No caparisons, miss, if you please,|
Caparisons dont become a young woman.
Sheridan.The Rivals, Act IV. Scene 2.
|Comparisons are odorous.|
Shakespeare.Much Ado About Nothing, Act III. Scene 5. (Dogberry.)
|1. By heavens, a most edible coparisó.|
2. Odious thou wouldst say; for coparisós are odious.
Anonymous.Sir Giles Goosecappe, an old Comedy of 1606.
|Leave her, and I will leave comparing thus;|
She and comparisons are odious.
Dr. Donne.The Comparison.
|Comparisons are odious.|
Burton.Anat. of Mel., Part III. Section III. Mem. 1. sub. 2; George Herbert.Jacula Prudentum. Heywood.A Woman Killd with Kindness, Act I. Scene 1.
|To liken them to your auld-warld squad,|
I must needs say comparisons are odd.
Burns.Brigs of Ayr.