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


Riches are like muck which stinks in a heap, but spread abroad, make the earth fruitful.

Riches, like insects, while concealed they lie,
Wait but for wings, and in their season fly.
—Alexander Pope

Worldly riches are like nuts; many clothes are torn in getting them, many a tooth broken in cracking them, but never a belly filled with eating them.
—Ralph Venning