Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.
Change as woman, wind and fortune.
Change, like Proteus.
Change, like women’s thoughts and winter weather.
Changeable as the moons.
Changeful as the ocean bar.
Quickly changed as are the winds.
—Beaumont and Fletcher
As changeful as the lights which flick and flash from off the facets of the diamond.
Changest, as the wind upon the wave.
—Hugh H. Brackenridge
Changes like the moonlit cloud.
—Richard Henry Dana, Jr.
Changeable as a woman’s whims.
Thy song is changeful as yon starry frame,
End and beginning evermore the same.
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Change … like unto the Camelion whiche upon every sondre hewe, that he behalt, he mote newe his colour.
Changeful as a child.
Fortune changeth as the moon
To caravel and picaroon.
Changeful … as are the waves before the breath of winds.
Changeful as the neck of dove
—Walter Savage Landor
Changeful … as windwaved flame.
—James Russell Lowell
Changes color as a maid at sight of sword and shield.
—Thomas Babington Macaulay
In affection, as light and changeful as the gaudy fly which hastens to the rose with eager speed, and on its damask leaves, with fond embrace, flutters her painted wings a little while, but lift she but her eyes, and the first thistle flower that catches them catches her fancy too, and thither speeds she.
—William J. Mickle
But now a change came o’er my dream,
Like the magic lantern’s shifting slider.
As changeful as the spring.
Changed like one who knows his time must be
But short and bitter.
Changeful as the lunar ray.
Like April, she may wear a changeful face
Of storm and sunshine.
Changeful as a madman’s dream.
—Winthrop Mackworth Praed
Like leaves, as chance inclin’d,
Those wills were chang’d with every wind.
Changeable, like the sparrow, who stops not on one twig.
Like a chameleon, he changes.
Changed me like a glove.
—Christina Georgina Rossetti
Chang’d, like form in a dream.
—Sir Walter Scott
Changes as a guilty dream.
—Sir Walter Scott
Ever changing, like a joyless eye
That finds no objects worth its constancy.
—Percy Bysshe Shelley
Change like the face of fortune.
Changed as a cloud in the night.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne
Changeful as the sea.
Change like a weathercock.
Changeful as a lover’s hope.
Changeful as the April sky.