You and the girls may go, or you may send them by themselves, which perhaps will be still better, for as you are as handsome as any of them, Mr. Bingley might like you the best of the party.
– Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 1. Mr. Bennet says this to Mrs. Bennet, when she suggests he visit Charles Bingley as soon as he comes to Netherfield. She hopes that Bingley might be a suitor for one of their daughters. Using a simile, Mr. Bennet teases his wife that she is "as handsome as any of them" and Mr. Bingley might take a shine to her.