Glendoveer' to Gloves

Glendoveer' in Hindu mythology, is a kind of sylph, the most lovely of the good spirits. (See Southey's Curse of Kehama.)

"I am a blessèd Glendoveer,
`Tis mine to speak and yours to hear."
Rejected Addresses (Imitations of Southey).
Glendower (Owen). A Welsh chief, one of the most active and formidable enemies of Henry IV. He was descended from Llewellyn, the last of the Welsh princes. Sir Edmund Mortimer married one of his daughters, and the husband of Mortimer's sister was Earl Percy, generally called "Hotspur," who took Douglas prisoner at Homildon Hill. Glendower, Hotspur, Douglas, and others conspired to dethrone Henry, but the coalition was ruined in the fatal battle of Shrewsbury. Shakespeare makes the Welsh nobleman a wizard of great diversity of talent, but especially conceited of the prodigies that "announced" his birth. (Shakespeare: 1 Henry IV.)

Glim (See Douse the Glim .)

Globe of Glass (Reynard's). To consult Reynard's globe of glass. To seek into futurity by magical or other devices. This globe of glass would reveal what was being done, no matter how far off, and would afford information on any subject that the person consulting it wished to know. The globe was set in a wooden frame which no worm would attack. Reynard said he had sent this invaluable treasure to her majesty the queen as a present; but it never came to hand, inasmuch as it had no existence except in the imagination of the fox. (H. von Alkmar: Reynard the Fox.)
   Your gift was like the globe of glass of Master Reynard. Vox et præterea nihil. A great promise, but no performance. (See above.)
   Worthy to be set in the frame of Reynard's globe of glass. Worthy of being imperishable; worthy of being preserved for ever.

Gloria A cup of coffee with brandy in it instead of milk. Sweetened to taste.

Gloria in Excelsis The latter portion of this doxology is ascribed to Telesphorus, A.D. 139. (See Glory.)

Gloriana (Queen Elizabeth considered as a sovereign.) Spenser says in his Faërie Queene that she kept an annual feast for twelve days, during which time adventurers appeared before her to undertake whatever task she chose to impose upon them. On one occasion twelve knights presented themselves before her, and their exploits form the scheme of Spenser's allegory. The poet intended to give a separate book to each knight, but only six and a half books remain.

Glorious John John Dryden, the poet (1631-1701).

Glorious First of June June 1st, 1794, when Lord Howe, who commanded the Channel fleet, gained a decisive victory over the French.

Glorious Uncertainty of the Law (The), 1756. The toast of Mr. Wilbraham at a dinner given to the judges and counsel in Serjeant's Hall. This dinner was given soon after Lord Mansfield had overruled several ancient legal decisions and had introduced many innovations in the practice.

Glory Meaning speech or the tongue, so called by the Psalmist because speech is man's speciality. Other animals see, hear, smell, and feel quite as well and often better than man, but rational speech is man's glory, or that which distinguishes the race from other animals.

"I will sing and give praise even with my glory." - Psalm cviii. 1.

"That my glory may sing praise to Thee, and not be silent." - Psalm xxx. 12.

"Awake up my glory, awake psaltery and harp." - Psalm lvii. 8.
Glory Demon (The). War.

"Fresh troops had each year to be sent off to glut the maw of the `Glory Demon.' " - C. Thomson: Autobiography,

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