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

Henry Kirke White

Mild as the kisses of connubial love.

Mild as the murmurs of the moonlight wave.

Earthly pride is like the passing flower, that springs to fall, and blossoms to die.

Sighs, like a spirit, deep along the cheerless waste.

Swift as the Polar breeze.