Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.
Sir Walter Raleigh (15521618)
Destroyeth the body as ivy doth the old tree, or a worm that engendereth in the kernel of the nut.Fastened like nails in a cartwheel.It is with feelings as with waters: the shallow murmur, but the deep are dumb.For as a wolf resembles a dog, so doth a flatterer a friend. A flatterer is compared to an ape, who, because she can not defend the house like a dog, labour as an ox, or bear burdens as a horse, doth therefore yet play tricks, and provoke laughter.The Court, it glows, and shines like rotten wood.Labours like the drops of rain on the sandy ground.Murmuring to her ears
Like to a falling stream, which, passing slow,
Is wont to nourish sleep and quietness.Passions are likened best to floods and streams; the shallow murmur, but the deep are dumb.Shines like rotten wood.