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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
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  As a thing on the eastern mountains shineth by the presence of the sun; so one of humble birth, even, may be enlightened by the allurements of good books.  1
  A bad man is like an earthen vessel, easy to break, and hard to mend. A good man is like a golden vessel,—hard to break, and easy to mend.  2
  The wicked, even whilst receiving favors, incline to their natural dispositions, as a dog’s tail, after every part of anointing and chafing, to its natural bend.  3
  Woman is like a pot of oil, and a man a burning coal. A wise man will not put the oil and the fire together.  4
 
 
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