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

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