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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