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

Isaac Watts

Active as the sun.

Beat, like the pulse, perpetual.

Serenely calm as summer evenings.

Fervent as glorious noon.

Gently, as morning-dews distil.

Gloomy, like a gathered tempest.

Our headlong lusts, like a young fiery horse,
Start and flee raging in a violent course.

Serene as light.

Steady as the pole.

As the deluge strong.

Swift as the motions of desire.

Various as the moon.