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archaic a joyous feeling or festivity
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(ˈdʒɔɪ əns)

n. Archaic.
joyous feeling; gladness.
[1580–90; joy + -ance (coined by Spenser)]
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If the public loos in Thompson's Park do become a cafe, they would overlook the famous statue of a boy by William Gosper John called Joyance.
With this new development surfaced in the Punjab Education sector, the wave of joyance hit the male and female teachers across the Punjab including Rawalpindi who is waiting their transfers for three years.
I will therefore content myself with observing that joying for joy or joyance is not to my taste--indeed I object to such liberties upon principle" (Graves 1:351).
His Joyance statue in Cardiff's Thompson's Park has been taken four times.
The theft of the statue follows a similar incident in Cardiff earlier this month, when thieves cut a statue - called Joyance - from the water fountain in the city's Thompson's Park.
Each June the owner joyance found In one prized tree that held its ground, One tenant old where all was new,-- Rip's Lilac to its youth still true.
Coleridge even, correcting Berkeley, provides a relation and equalization between light and sound: the "one life" in "The Eolian Harp" is "a light in sound, a sound-like power in light / Rhythm in all thought, and joyance everywhere" (28 -9).
That images were mostly covert and often informal does not make them insignificant in the affirmation of this joyance. The catacombs of Rome are designated peripheral sites of funerary deposition, but where is their imagery of death -- or any symbolic assertion of the Cross?
It shows the park's main feature - the statue Joyance, depicting a boy with a butterfly.
Feed the ducks at Thompson's Park The grade II-listed park in Canton is on a 10-acre site and is well-known for Joyance, a statue of a boy playing with a jet of water, which is the centrepiece of the pond.
A feature of the park was the water fountain with the statue of the boy with the butterfly called Joyance.