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

Paulus Syllogus

Clear, as ever fell from angel’s tongue.

Ugly as apes.

Weak as the Roman Chief, who strove to hide
His father’s cot (and once his father’s pride)
By casing a low shed of rural mould
With marble walls, and roof adorned with gold.

Emanations weak as rain.

Weak as the puny rillets of the hill.