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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Happy
 
  Happy as a big sunflower.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Happy as a boy at a baseball game.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Happy as a June bug.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Happy as a prince.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Happy as a pussy that sees cream.
            —Anonymous
  5
  Happy as a queen.
            —Anonymous
  6
  Happy as a turtle dove.
            —Anonymous
  7
  Happy as a wave that dances on the sea.
            —Anonymous
  8
  Happy as the sunlight.
            —Thomas Ashe
  9
  Happy as Heaven.
            —Philip James Bailey
  10
  Happy as a reprieved thief.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  11
  Happy as a clam at high water.
            —J. R. Bartlett’s Dictionary of Americanisms
  12
  Happy az a dinner-bell.
            —Josh Billings
  13
  Happy as a May-pole.
            —R. D. Blackmore
  14
  Happy as birds in the spring.
            —William Blake
  15
  Happy as a lark.
            —Anne Brontë
  16
  Happy as the kine in the fields.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  17
  Happy as birds that sing on a tree.
            —Sir James Carnegie
  18
  Happy as a fish in water.
            —Victor Cherbuliez
  19
  Happy as Spirits cleansed.
            —Aubrey De Vere
  20
  Happy as ol’ maids an’ died on-married.
            —Finley Peter Dunne
  21
  Happy as a king.
            —John Gay
  22
  Happy as the blest above.
            —George Granville
  23
  Happy as a Sunday in Paris, full of song, and dance, and laughter.
            —Fitz-Greene Halleck
  24
  Happy as the Day.
            —Josiah Gilbert Holland
  25
  Happy as a lord.
            —Victor Hugo
  26
Happy as the Bird whose nest
Is heaven’d in the heart of purple Hills.
            —Gerald Massey
  27
  Happy as a miner when he has discovered a vein of precious metal.
            —Guy de Maupassant
  28
  Happy as a schoolgirl going home for the holidays.
            —Guy de Maupassant
  29
  Happy as a priest at a wedding.
            —George Moore
  30
  Happy as an enfranchised bird.
            —Thomas Moore
  31
  Happy as a poor man with a bag of gold.
            —Dinah Maria Mulock
  32
  Happy as a pig in muck.
            —G. F. Northall (Folk Phrases)
  33
  Happy as a young lamb.
            —Ouida
  34
  Happy as heroes after battles won.
            —Matthew Prior
  35
  As happy as the day is lang.
            —Scottish Proverb
  36
  Happy as the fairest of all.
            —William Shakespeare
  37
  As happy as a serf who leaves the king ennobled.
            —Alexander Smith
  38
  Happy as a rose-tree in sunshine.
            —William Makepeace Thackeray
  39
  Happy as a child.
            —William Wordsworth
  40
  Happy as a Lover.
            —William Wordsworth
  41
  As happy as birds in their bowers.
            —William Wordsworth
  42
  Happy as a wave.
            —William Wordsworth
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