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

John Taylor

Barren as a stock-fish.

Gentle as eve.

Good as a comedy.

Hiss like bottle(d) ale.

Hungry as a hawk.

Lustrous as the day.

Nimble-fingered as a harper.

Like snow at Midsummer, exceeding rare.

Rough as a Russian bear.

Welcome as dogs unto a church they are.

To look as if he were hanged already.