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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Merry
 
  Merry as a haystack sleeper.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Merry as a two-year-old.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Merry as cap and can.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Merry as crickets in an oven.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Merry as flowers in May.
            —Anonymous
  5
  Merry as mice in malt.
            —Anonymous
  6
  Merry as spring.
            —Anonymous
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  Merry as the maids.
            —John Bunyan
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  Merry as a kitten.
            —Robert Burns
  9
  Merry as a marriage bell.
            —Lord Byron
  10
  As merry as a fiddler.
            —The Christmas Prince
  11
  Merry as the month of May.
            —Barry Cornwall
  12
  Merry as popinjay.
            —Michael Drayton
  13
  Merry as birds on the bough.
            —Frederick the Great
  14
  As merry as king in his delight.
            —Robert Greene
  15
  Merry as an alimony bell.
            —O. Henry
  16
  As merry as a pie.
            —King’s Halfe-penny-worth of Wit in a Penny-worth of Paper
  17
  Merry as larks.
            —Walter Savage Landor
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  Merry as spring groves full of birds.
            —Gerald Massey
  19
  Merry as it were June.
            —Dinah Maria Mulock
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  Merry as singing birds.
            —Charles Eliot Norton
  21
  Merry as three beans in a blue bladder.
            —Poor Robin’s Almanack
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  As merry as a grig.
            —English Proverb
  23
  As merry as the maltman.
            —Scottish Proverb
  24
  Merry as the day is long.
            —William Shakespeare
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As merry, as when our nuptial day was done,
And tapers burned to bedward.
            —William Shakespeare
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  Merry as crickets.
            —William Shakespeare
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  Merry as an ape.
            —Jonathan Swift
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