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

Sir Philip Sidney

Ambition, like love, can abide no lingering; and ever urgeth on his own successes, hating nothing but what may stop them.

Like faire Venus Chaste.

Like great god Saturne faire.

Grasps as in water, the more she grasped the less she held.

A noble heart, like the sun, showeth its greatest countenance in its lowest estate.

Laws are not made like lime-twigs or nets, to catch everything that toucheth them, but rather like sea-marks, to avoid the shipwreck of ignorant passengers.

As Juno mild.

Smooth as Pan.

Virtue, like the clear heavens, is without clouds.