All hands were to be out in the meadows this morning as soon as the dew had risen; the wives and daughters did double work in every farmhouse, that the maids might give their help in tossing the hay; and when Adam was marching along the lanes, with his basket of tools over his shoulder, he caught the sound of jocose
talk and ringing laughter from behind the hedges.
I directed him, with jocose
reference to the collision of interests between us, to address his letter: "Tit for Tat, Post-office, West Strand."
Philip was nervous, but tried to hide the fact by a jocose
The tone of the proclamation was not as jocose
as in the former Chigirin talks.
The old man, who had put on his short sheepskin jacket, was just as good-humored, jocose
, and free in his movements.
"If I can't, I'll save on something else," returned the jocose
Pott retorted not a word at this jocose
insult, but deliberately folded up his copy of the INDEPENDENT, flattened it carefully down, crushed it beneath his boot, spat upon it with great ceremony, and flung it into the fire.
In about a quarter of an hour Mr Chuckster (with a pen behind his ear and his face inflamed with wine) appeared at the door, and condescending to address Kit by the jocose
appellation of 'Young Snob,' informed him that the visitors were coming out.
"Well aged parent," said Wemmick, shaking hands with him in a cordial and jocose
way, "how am you?"
Fortunately, the Crows were in a jocose
, rather than a sanguinary mood.
Those young men had not a notion of French, and could speak on no subject with striking knowledge, except perhaps the dyeing and carrying trades, which of course they were ashamed to mention; they were Middlemarch gentry, elated with their silver-headed whips and satin stocks, but embarrassed in their manners, and timidly jocose
: even Fred was above them, having at least the accent and manner of a university man.
A nuisance cause was trying; there were not many spectators; and the witnesses, counsel, and jury, formed a sort of family circle, sufficiently jocose