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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Cheerful as the birds.
  Cheerful as a mute at a funeral.
  Cheerful as the lively morn.
            —John Armstrong
  As cheerful … as singing lark.
            —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  Cheerful as the day.
            —William Cowper
  Cheerful as the summer’s morn.
            —John Cunningham
  Cheerful as the day was long.
            —Charles Dickens
  Cheerful as a prince.
  Cheered … like the bright eye of a friend.
            —James Hedderwick
  Cheerfulness is like money well expended in charity; the more we dispense of it, the greater our possession.
            —Victor Hugo
  Cheerful, as one who knows that he is redeemed.
            —Charles Kingsley
  Cheering as a suburban London Sunday’s promenade.
            —George Meredith
  Cheerful and yet profound like an October afternoon.
            —Friedrich Nietzsche
  Cheerfulness opens, like spring, all the blossoms of the inward man.
            —John Paul Richter
  Cheerful … as the green winter of the holly-tree.
            —Robert Southey
  Cheering as the hymn of “Hark from the Tombs.” Thomas Watson  16
  As cheerful as a grove in Spring.
            —William Wordsworth

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