a glimpse ...1576 obs. rare
possibly a variant of glimpse (n.)
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1576 - see EXAMPLE below
"...The solace and comfort, which ariseth of actions and virtues thus done in christian men's breasts is so great, that no tongue or pen can counterpoise the same, albeit I have endeavoured before to shadow (as it were) and give a gleamish thereof. And thus much I thought good to speak of the mind: now I will come to man's body also..."
From: The Christian Manual: Or, Of the Life and Manners of True Christians
- John Woolton
Edited for The Parker Society for the Publication of the Works of the Fathers and Early Writers of the Reformed English Church, 1851