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

William Whitehead

Oaks, like arts, a length of years demand.

Complaints of times when merit wants reward
Descend like similes from bard to bard.

As firm as rock in ocean.

Fools, like apes, are mimics from their birth.

Mild as the opening morn’s serenest ray.

Mild as the close of summer’s softest day.

Titles and birth, like diamonds from the mine,
Must by your worth be polish’d ere they shine.