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Noun1.gladsomeness - experiencing joy and pleasure
happiness - emotions experienced when in a state of well-being
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T]hough Jane did not acknowledge to herself that she regretted the old state of things," the narrator tells us, "still less that she feared the future, it was undeniable that the past seemed very bright in her memory, and that something weighed upon her heart, forbidding such gladsomeness as she had known" (230).