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But there was no time to moralise, for the joviality again became very brisk, and the decanter of port being nearly out, brother Ned pulled the bell, which was instantly answered by the apoplectic butler.
It was a little too early for the doctor, so I proposed a drink, and thereupon he developed a vein of joviality.
Well, then," cried the other, relapsing in a moment into a bluff joviality, "we are all good friends again and there's an end of the matter.
00 Newmarket Sporting (50:25:10) 29-32 Golden Lilac, 8-11 Maybe, 7-9 Giofra, Chachamaidee, 6-8 Joviality, 4-6 Alanza, 3-5 Lay Time, Elusive Kate, 2-4 Siyouma, Irish History, 1-3 Barefoot Lady.
I DOUBT we'll be seeing people in the pubs tonight celebrating St George's Day with the same joviality as the Irish do St Patrick's Day.
FOR the sake of nothing other than joviality, I can't resist asking if you're aware that "sic" means "pig" in Saxon?
The turnout includes last season's top two-year-old filly Maybe, the Windsor Forest Stakes first and second, Joviality and Chachamaidee, and the returning Elusive Kate, last year's Group 1 Prix Marcel Boussac winner whose comeback has been delayed by continuing soft ground.
And in a rare display of joviality, he once talked of how he enjoyed doing nothing.
Although he has sidestepped today's 1m contest with Coronation Stakes winner Fallen For You, he still races two quality fillies in Windsor Forest Stakes winner Joviality and Elusive Kate, winner of last year's Prix Marcel Boussac.
The public image may be one of laid-back joviality but, deep down, Bert Paton is never really happy.
Winner of the Group 1 Matron Stakes at Leopardstown in September, Emulous started favourite for the Windsor Forest Stakes at Royal Ascot last month when she finished seventh behind Joviality.
The five-year-old was beaten five and three-quarters of a length behind Joviality at the royal meeting, and was a game winner of this race 12 months ago.