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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Glad
 
  Glad as one would give me a crown Anonymous  1
  Glad as a fly.
            —Arabian Nights
  2
Every heart was glad,
As if the taxes were abolished.
            —Thomas Lovell Beddoes
  3
  Glad as singing-birds.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  4
  As glad as April skies.
            —Eliza Cook
  5
  Glad as children come from school.
            —George Gascoigne
  6
As glad as fish that were but lately caught
And straight again were cast into the pool.
            —George Gascoigne
  7
Glad as the clay-red
Blaring of battle-horns.
            —Richard Hovey
  8
  Glad as the bird up the summer vault singing.
            —E. M. Kelly
  9
  Glad as the skylark’s earliest song.
            —Letitia Elizabeth Landon
  10
  His face as glad as dawn.
            —Fiona Macleod
  11
  Glad, like the young spring’s earliest rose.
            —James Clarence Mangan
  12
  Glad as a blossoming tree.
            —Edwin Markham
  13
  Glad of life as leaves in spring.
            —Josephine P. Peabody
  14
  Glad as a fowl of a fair day.
            —English Proverb
  15
  Glad as brief delay.
            —Sir Walter Scott
  16
  Glad as a bird whose flight is impelled and sustained by love.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  17
Glad as the golden spring to greet
  Its first live leaflet’s play.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  18
Glad as a soul in pain, who hears from heaven
The angels singing of his sins forgiven.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
  19
  His voice as glad as April bird’s.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
  20
  Glad as fruition.
            —C. P. Wilson
  21
  Glad as gardens.
            —John Wilson
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