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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Happy as a big sunflower.
  Happy as a boy at a baseball game.
  Happy as a June bug.
  Happy as a prince.
  Happy as a pussy that sees cream.
  Happy as a queen.
  Happy as a turtle dove.
  Happy as a wave that dances on the sea.
  Happy as the sunlight.
            —Thomas Ashe
  Happy as Heaven.
            —Philip James Bailey
  Happy as a reprieved thief.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  Happy as a clam at high water.
            —J. R. Bartlett’s Dictionary of Americanisms
  Happy az a dinner-bell.
            —Josh Billings
  Happy as a May-pole.
            —R. D. Blackmore
  Happy as birds in the spring.
            —William Blake
  Happy as a lark.
            —Anne Brontë
  Happy as the kine in the fields.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  Happy as birds that sing on a tree.
            —Sir James Carnegie
  Happy as a fish in water.
            —Victor Cherbuliez
  Happy as Spirits cleansed.
            —Aubrey De Vere
  Happy as ol’ maids an’ died on-married.
            —Finley Peter Dunne
  Happy as a king.
            —John Gay
  Happy as the blest above.
            —George Granville
  Happy as a Sunday in Paris, full of song, and dance, and laughter.
            —Fitz-Greene Halleck
  Happy as the Day.
            —Josiah Gilbert Holland
  Happy as a lord.
            —Victor Hugo
Happy as the Bird whose nest
Is heaven’d in the heart of purple Hills.
            —Gerald Massey
  Happy as a miner when he has discovered a vein of precious metal.
            —Guy de Maupassant
  Happy as a schoolgirl going home for the holidays.
            —Guy de Maupassant
  Happy as a priest at a wedding.
            —George Moore
  Happy as an enfranchised bird.
            —Thomas Moore
  Happy as a poor man with a bag of gold.
            —Dinah Maria Mulock
  Happy as a pig in muck.
            —G. F. Northall (Folk Phrases)
  Happy as a young lamb.
  Happy as heroes after battles won.
            —Matthew Prior
  As happy as the day is lang.
            —Scottish Proverb
  Happy as the fairest of all.
            —William Shakespeare
  As happy as a serf who leaves the king ennobled.
            —Alexander Smith
  Happy as a rose-tree in sunshine.
            —William Makepeace Thackeray
  Happy as a child.
            —William Wordsworth
  Happy as a Lover.
            —William Wordsworth
  As happy as birds in their bowers.
            —William Wordsworth
  Happy as a wave.
            —William Wordsworth

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