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


Like a coy maiden, Ease, when courted most,
Furtherest retires—an idol, at whose shrine
Who oft’nest sacrifice are favour’d least.
—William Cowper

He taught them love of toyle; toyle, which does keep obstructions from the minde, and quench the blood; ease does belong to us like sleep, like opium in our medicine, not our food.
—Sir William Davenant

As much at ease as a farmer on his own acres.
—Theodore Roosevelt

At ease
As a flower of the springtime of corn.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne