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Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.

Arthur Warwick

A coward in the field, is like the wise man’s fool; his heart is at his mouth, and he doth not know what he doth profess: but a coward in his faith, is like a fool in his wisdom; his mouth is in his heart, and he dares not profess what he does know.

The friendship of the world is like the leaves falling from the trees in autumn; while the sap of maintenance lasts, friends swarm in abundance; but in the winter of our need they leave us naked.

A large promise without performance is like a false fire to a great piece, which dischargeth a good expectation with a bad report.