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a.1.Pertaining to a feast; festive.
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35) Pleasant Notes, his most famous work (republished under the title Festivous Notes on the History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote in 1768), is one of many contemporary pro-theatrical works appearing during the Interregnum; written to convince elements hostile to theaters that plays actually divert certain elements from seditious activities, the work does far more than merely make a plea for re-opening the theaters.