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It was after the early supper-time at the Red House, and the entertainment was in that stage when bashfulness itself had passed into easy jollity, when gentlemen, conscious of unusual accomplishments, could at length be prevailed on to dance a hornpipe, and when the Squire preferred talking loudly, scattering snuff, and patting his visitors' backs, to sitting longer at the whist-table--a choice exasperating to uncle Kimble, who, being always volatile in sober business hours, became intense and bitter over cards and brandy, shuffled before his adversary's deal with a glare of suspicion, and turned up a mean trump-card with an air of inexpressible disgust, as if in a world where such things could happen one might as well enter on a course of reckless profligacy.
Four times did the botas bear being uplifted, but the fifth it was all in vain, for they were drier and more sapless than a rush by that time, which made the jollity that had been kept up so far begin to flag.
As the time passed, the Irish lads began helping themselves to the wine, and jollity and high spirits reigned.
He tried to lay the horrid bedside ghost in Red Seas of wine and jollity, and lost sight of it sometimes in the crowd and rout of his pleasures.
Currents of air rushed in, as the old doors jarred and creaked upon their hinges; the candles flickered and guttered down, and made long winding-sheets; the cheery deep-red curtains flapped and fluttered idly in the wind; even the stout Dutch kegs, overthrown and lying empty in dark corners, seemed the mere husks of good fellows whose jollity had departed, and who could kindle with a friendly glow no more.
But this doesn't necessarily mean we want to go to a 'family' restaurant, with its forced jollity, the paraphernalia of fun, the overfamiliar servers, the half-priced burgers, the abundance of all things fried and dipped in ketchup and margaritas for the adults to wash away, even for a brief moment, the anguish of parenthood.
A full choir and orchestra wooed our senses with thought-provoking music teasing the imagination, beginning with fresh jollity then slipping gently into his heart-stopping addition to the liturgical text with the old English poem 'Of a Rose'.
It is crammed full with jokes, japes and jollity with wordplays jostling for placement and position.
As for channels actually covering the football it's too early to call, although ITV asking Marion Bartoli to bring us forced jollity from the Paris Fan Park suggests lessons not learned from Wimbledon 2Day.
As for the channels actually covering the football it's too early to call, although ITV asking Marion Bartoli to bring us forced jollity from the Fan Park suggests lessons were not learned from Wimbledon 2Day.
There's nothing worse than forced jollity and if December 31 is the patron saint of forced jollity then January 1 is its evil twin.
AMBASSADORS BBC2, 9pm Ambassador Davis and his Wife are involved With a party at the residence, but the jollity is ruined by gunfire and explosions on the capital's streets as the army attempt to quash an antigovernment rebellion.