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You tried to be funny about joy and duty," said Miss Dearborn reprovingly; "so of course you didn't succeed.
When Joy and Duty clash, 'T is Joy must go to smash.
This world, the eternally imperfect, an eternal contradiction's image and imperfect image--an intoxicating joy to its imperfect creator:--thus did the world once seem to me.
The next day, the small white Joy was laid in a velvet casket which Leslie had lined with apple-blossoms, and taken to the graveyard of the church across the harbor.
It's the creative joy, and it's a higher joy than mere gambling.
I'd do it for the joy of doing it anyway; but suppose I had that gambling twist in me which you talk about, why, I'd do it just the same and make money out of the trees.
The joy of those noisy and splendid groups was visible; that of Ginevra and Luigi was buried in their bosom.
At these words, said with tears of joy, the bride forgot her sufferings; for she had indeed suffered in presenting herself before the public to obtain a happiness her parents refused to sanction.
It was not joy only that possessed me; I felt my flesh tingle with excess of sensitiveness, and my pulse beat rapidly.
And there they lived for a hundred years, a hundred years of joy and happiness.
O King of blight and sorrow, send me not away till I have brought back the light and joy that will make your dark home bright and beautiful again.
I know that a stranger's hand will write to me next, to say that the good and faithful servant has been called at length into the joy of his Lord.