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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Merry as a haystack sleeper.
  Merry as a two-year-old.
  Merry as cap and can.
  Merry as crickets in an oven.
  Merry as flowers in May.
  Merry as mice in malt.
  Merry as spring.
  Merry as the maids.
            —John Bunyan
  Merry as a kitten.
            —Robert Burns
  Merry as a marriage bell.
            —Lord Byron
  As merry as a fiddler.
            —The Christmas Prince
  Merry as the month of May.
            —Barry Cornwall
  Merry as popinjay.
            —Michael Drayton
  Merry as birds on the bough.
            —Frederick the Great
  As merry as king in his delight.
            —Robert Greene
  Merry as an alimony bell.
            —O. Henry
  As merry as a pie.
            —King’s Halfe-penny-worth of Wit in a Penny-worth of Paper
  Merry as larks.
            —Walter Savage Landor
  Merry as spring groves full of birds.
            —Gerald Massey
  Merry as it were June.
            —Dinah Maria Mulock
  Merry as singing birds.
            —Charles Eliot Norton
  Merry as three beans in a blue bladder.
            —Poor Robin’s Almanack
  As merry as a grig.
            —English Proverb
  As merry as the maltman.
            —Scottish Proverb
  Merry as the day is long.
            —William Shakespeare
As merry, as when our nuptial day was done,
And tapers burned to bedward.
            —William Shakespeare
  Merry as crickets.
            —William Shakespeare
  Merry as an ape.
            —Jonathan Swift

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