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

William Allen Butler

Calm as Heaven’s serenest deeps.

Crazy as a June bug.

Fixed as the polar star.

As forlorn as the faded coquette.

In fact, man ain’t constructed for a heavy strain of bliss.
Human beings are like boilers, and the same rules, it would seem,
Have an equal application to affection and steam.