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

Michael Drayton

Her cheeks were like the roses red.

Free and noble as clear poesy.

Jarring sound, like a cracked bell.

Lyth as lasse of Kent.

Merry as popinjay.

Mild as any maid.

Skin as soft as Naples silk.

Soft as Lempster wool.

Stuck there like a curious seal.