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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Metaphor
 
  Figured and metaphorical expressions do well to illustrate more abstruse and unfamiliar ideas, which the mind is not yet thoroughly accustomed to.
Locke.    
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  An epithet or metaphor drawn from nature ennobles art; an epithet or metaphor drawn from art degrades nature.
Johnson.    
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  Metaphor gives light and strength to description.
John Brent.    
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  Metaphor is no argument, though it be sometimes the gunpowder to drive one home, and imbed it in the memory.
Lowell.    
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  Of metaphors, those generally conduce most to energy or vivacity of style which illustrate an intellectual by a sensible object.
Whately.    
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