heartsome

heartsome

(ˈhɑːtsəm)
adj
1. cheering or encouraging: heartsome news.
2. gay; cheerful
ˈheartsomely adv
ˈheartsomeness n
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The tone of "Iron-Mills" is derisive and sarcastic, an example of what Moers termed "writing in a rage" (24), and the style is "clumsy," whereas "Glen Ross" initially offers the reader a smooth-flowing, cozy escape from the realities of life, albeit through erotic imagery: "I wish I could stop here, and plunge into the warm, spicy memory of the life there, in that most heartsome of all country homesteads" (350).
At Polwart on the green, Amang the new-mawn hay, With sangs and dancing keen We'll pass the heartsome day, At night, if beds be o'er thrang laid, And thou be twin'd of thine, Thou shall be welcome, my dear Lad, To take a part of mine.