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But then next came a yeoman, a yeoman of Kent, Jollily singing his roundelay; He spoke to the widow of living and rent, And where was the widow could say him nay?
For on the days they worked they were good-natured and cheerful, and with the consciousness of having done a good day's work they spent the evening jollily.
And if an excited high-ranking American female diplomat could jollily distribute lunch boxes among the street protestors in Kiev and trade jokes with them hilariously in the cameras' dazzling glare, what was wrong if Putin had some sweet words for the Ukrainian dissidents?