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S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
 
Metaphor
 
  An epithet or metaphor drawn from nature ennobles art; an epithet or metaphor drawn from art degrades nature.
Dr. Samuel Johnson.    
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  Figured and metaphorical expressions do well to illustrate more abstruse and unfamiliar ideas, which the mind is not yet thoroughly accustomed to.
John Locke.    
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  Of metaphors, those generally conduce most to energy or vivacity of style which illustrate an intellectual by a sensible object.
Richard Whately.    
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