But such illusions were usually dissipated, on coming out of church, by hearing his voice in jocund
colloquy with some of the Melthams or Greens, or, perhaps, the Murrays themselves; probably laughing at his own sermon, and hoping that he had given the rascally people something to think about; perchance, exulting in the thought that old Betty Holmes would now lay aside the sinful indulgence of her pipe, which had been her daily solace for upwards of thirty years: that George Higgins would be frightened out of his Sabbath evening walks, and Thomas Jackson would be sorely troubled in his conscience, and shaken in his sure and certain hope of a joyful resurrection at the last day.
Rebecca and Emma Jane always knew when she had brought a tart or a triangle of layer cake with her school luncheon, because on those days she forsook the cheerful society of her mates and sought a safe solitude in the woods, returning after a time with a jocund
smile on her smug face.
I felt assured, at first sight, that she was not a Belgian; her complexion, her countenance, her lineaments, her figure, were all distinct from theirs, and, evidently, the type of another race--of a race less gifted with fullness of flesh and plenitude of blood; less jocund
, material, unthinking.
And in any wise a man must so fashion and order his conditions and so appoint and dispose himself, that he be merry, jocund
and pleasant among them, whom either Nature hath provided or chance hath made, or he himself hath chosen to be the fellows and companions of his life, so that with too much gentle behaviour and familiarity he do not mar them, and by too much sufferance of his servants make them his masters.
That father, on the contrary, has no weight of sadness on his mind; is troubled with no fears, no scruples concerning his son's future welfare; and at evenings especially, the times when the child sees him the most and the oftenest, he is always particularly jocund
and open-hearted: ready to laugh and to jest with anything or anybody but me, and I am particularly silent and sad: therefore, of course, the child dotes upon his seemingly joyous amusing, ever-indulgent papa, and will at any time gladly exchange my company for his.
With that armada gay Be laughter loud, and jocund
The day was bright and jocund
, and the morning dew still lay upon the grass.
travellers came on; and as they came, Scrooge knew and named them every one.
For the rest," he continues, "they are mainly the assertions of a jocund
heart, defying the ice-cold, frost-bound winter of old age, and waiting for the sure-following spring.
The unified social pleasure enjoyed by this jocund
company occasions a reflection on the very nature of fancy, whose objective correlative seems to be the balloon itself.
The almost jocund
march-like rhythm and conjunct melody of this selection provided a refreshing contrast to the sweeping, almost symphonic grandeur of the Rachmaninoff, wrote DeCristofaro.
I love the jocund
dance, The softly-breathed song, Where innocent eyes do glance, And where lisps the maiden's tongue.