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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Blithe as a bird on a cherry bough.
  Blithe as a grig.
  Danced as blithely and briskly as a lost red maple leaf fluttering madly in a keen October breeze.
  As blithe as the bird that rejoices.
            —A. H. Beesly
  Blithe as a boblink.
            —Robert Browning
  Blithe as our kettle’s boiling.
            —Robert Browning
  Blithe as the lark that each day hails the dawn.
            —William Collins
  Blithe as finches sing.
            —William Cowper
  Blithe as shepherd at a wake.
            —William Cowper
  Blithe as a bird new risen from the corn.
            —Austin Dobson
  Blithe as the first blithe song of birds that waken.
            —Austin Dobson
  Blithe as a bird in the spring.
            —Tom Durfey
  Blithe as May.
            —R. Fletcher
                Blithe, as if on earth
Were no such thing as woe.
            —John Keble
  Blithe as the orchards and birds with the new coming of spring.
            —James Russell Lowell
  Blithe as a blithe bird in air.
            —Owen Meredith
  As blithe and sunny as the summer days.
            —James Whitcomb Riley
            Blithe as swallows,
Wheeling in the summer sky at close of day.
            —Robert Southey
  Blither than Spring’s when her flowerful tresses
Shake forth sunlight and shine with rain.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Blithe as the lark on sun-gilt wings
High poised, or as the wren that sings
In shady places to proclaim
Her modest gratitude.
            —William Wordsworth

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