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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Mirth
 
  Mirth is like a flash of lightning that breaks through a gloom of clouds and glitters for a moment. Cheerfulness keeps up a daylight in the mind, filling it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
            —Dr. Samuel Johnson
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  Mirth, like light, will all too often take its birth mid darkness and decay.
            —Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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