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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Glorious as a victory for the victor.
  Glorious as when Pericles ruled over Athens.
  Glorious as the sun.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  Glorious … as spreads before us the sky’s unspeakable blue.
            —Mary Geoghegan
  Glorious as the morning star of heaven.
            —Robert Greene
  As glorious as the portal of the sun.
            —Robert Greene
  Glorious as a heavenly promise.
            —G. T. Hill
  Glorious as the rainbow’s birth.
            —Gerald Massey
  Glorious as the Spring.
            —Philip Massinger
  Glorious as a midnight star.
            —Christina Georgina Rossetti
  Glorious as purple twilight.
            —Christina Georgina Rossetti
                Thou art
As glorious to this night, being o’er my head,
As is a winged messenger of heaven
Unto the white-upturned wondering eyes
Of mortals.
            —William Shakespeare
  Sweet and glorious as compassion.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Glorious as the sea.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Rose glorious as with gleam of gold unpriced.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
Glorious as if a glimpse were given
Within the western gates of heaven.
            —Celia Thaxter
  Glorious as unclouded May.
            —John Tobin
  Glorious as the new-built town.
            —Edmund Waller
Glorious, like the seer-seen angel
Standing in the sun.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
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