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


Mild and peaceful as Socrates.

Mild as the ev’ning’s humid ray.
—Thomas Blacklock

Mild as an English summer lingering on the brink of autumn.
—Edward Bulwer-Lytton

As a mother with her child.
—Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Mild as an emulsion.
—George Colman, the Younger

Mild as any lamb that ever pastured in the fields.
—Charles Dickens

Mild as any maid.
—Michael Drayton

Mild as the gentlest season of the year.
—Francis Fawkes

Mild as the dove ey’d morn awakes the May.
—Elijah Fenton

As mild and humble in her thoughts,
As was Aspasia unto Cyprus.
—Robert Greene

Mild as the voice of comfort to despair.
—Walter Harte

Mild as summer’s mildest shower.
—Reginald Heber

Mild as sighing saints.
—Aaron Hill

Mild as moonbeams crazed with murderous hates.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes

Like the soft snoring of a child.
—Thomas Hood

Mild as a star in water.
—John Keats

As grazing ox unworried in the meads.
—John Keats

Mild eye like the dawn.
—Charles Joseph Kickham

Mild, as the never wrathful dove.
—John Langhorne

Mild as a saint whose errors are forgiven.
—William Livingston

Mild as the zephyr, like zephyr that throws
Its sweets on the sweet-breathing May.
—Edward Lovibond

Mild as the call of spring to buried flowers.
—George Mac-Henry

Mild as milk.
—James. C. Mangan

Mild as an evening heaven around Hesper bright.
—George Meredith

Mild as the April eve.
—William J. Mickle

Mild, as when Zephyrus or Flora breathes.
—John Milton

Mild, like the hour of the setting sun.

Mild as the moon’s light.
—John Payne

Mild as the lamb.
—Ambrose Philips

Mild as the moon.
—James Robinson Planché

Mild as May.
—Alexander Pope

Mild as op’ning gleams of promised heav’n.
—Alexander Pope

Mild as the murmurs of the Bird of Woe.
—Mrs. Mary Robinson

Mild as a dove.
—William Shakespeare

Mild as the opening morn of May.
—William Shenstone

As Juno mild.
—Sir Philip Sidney

Mild as the murmuring of Hymettian bees
And honied as their harvest.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne

Mild as very sleep.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne

All mild and gentle as the silver moon
Sitting heaven’s blue aboon.
—Esaias Tegner

Mild as the kisses of connubial love.
—Henry Kirke White

Mild as the murmurs of the moonlight wave.
—Henry Kirke White

Mild as the opening morn’s serenest ray.
—William Whitehead

Mild as the close of summer’s softest day.
—William Whitehead

Mild as Mr. Tupper’s precepts.
—William Winter