"Your worship is pleased to be jocular
," answered the parson; "but I do not only animadvert on the sinfulness of the action--though that surely is to be greatly deprecated--but I fear his unrighteousness may injure him with Mr Allworthy.
I was afraid he would ask me to give him the berth in some ghastly jocular
hint that I could not refuse to take.
Stuart by no means relished such equivocal joking, but it was not his policy to get into a quarrel; so he joined with the best grace he could assume in the merriment of the jocular
giant; and, to console the latter for the refusal of the horse, made him a present of twenty charges of powder.
"The soldiers say it feels easier without boots," said Captain Tushin smiling shyly in his uncomfortable position, evidently wishing to adopt a jocular
He left it late, and returned to it early - as early as three or four in the morning; and on waking up at ten addressed Winnie, bringing in the breakfast tray, with jocular
, exhausted civility, in the hoarse, failing tones of a man who had been talking vehemently for many hours together.
When he had found his leaflet, and offered a few jocular
hints upon keeping papers in order, the typewriting would stop abruptly, and Mrs.
"How are you all this morning?" said Captain Wragge, in his easy jocular
It was in no jocular
strain, yet it was with simplicity, that she inquired, weighing the money in her two palms: "Don't you think it's too much?" To which I replied that that would depend upon the amount of pleasure I should get for it.
"Why, yes, yes, dinner, you know - just pot luck with us, with your old superintendent, you rascal," he uttered nervously, poking Martin in an attempt at jocular
If she was jocular
, he used to revolve her jokes in his mind, and explode over them half an hour afterwards in the street, to the surprise of the groom in the tilbury by his side, or the comrade riding with him in Rotten Row.
He interrupted his earnest mental soliloquy with a jocular
thought at his own expense.
To whom this honourable and jocular
, member fraternally said one day, 'Jem, there's a good opening among the hard Fact fellows, and they want men.