Morland watched the progress of this relapse; and seeing, in her daughter's absent and dissatisfied look, the full proof of that repining spirit to which she had now begun to attribute her want of cheerfulness
, hastily left the room to fetch the book in question, anxious to lose no time in attacking so dreadful a malady.
Might I not find more benefit in the contemplation of that venerable pile with the full moon in the cloudless heaven shining so calmly above it - with that warm yellow lustre peculiar to an August night - and the mistress of my soul within, than in returning to my home, where all comparatively was light, and life, and cheerfulness
, and therefore inimical to me in my present frame of mind, - and the more so that its inmates all were more or less imbued with that detestable belief, the very thought of which made my blood boil in my veins - and how could I endure to hear it openly declared, or cautiously insinuated - which was worse?
without humour is a very trying thing.
They have never entered into mine, but into yours, we thought--Haven't we all to struggle against life's daily greyness, against pettiness, against mechanical cheerfulness, against suspicion?
Helen came and behaved with a cheerfulness that reassured their visitor--this hen at all events was fancy-free.
He had not recovered his customary cheerfulness
since the night at the Opera, and he determined to try what a week's holiday would do to raise his spirits.
The effort he had made to part from her with seeming cheerfulness and hope--and they had parted only yesterday--left him the more depressed.
I shall be glad to have one picture of life and cheerfulness to turn to, in my mind
Sparsit interposed, with sprightly cheerfulness
, 'don't disparage your judgment.
The father and mother were old and helpless now, and the number of those about them was diminished more than half; but content and cheerfulness sat on every face, and beamed in every eye, as they crowded round the fireside, and told and listened to old stories of earlier and bygone days.
He saw that men who worked hard, and earned their scanty bread with lives of labour, were cheerful and happy; and that to the most ignorant, the sweet face of Nature was a never-failing source of cheerfulness and joy.
Nell's anxieties, however, were of a deeper kind, and the checks they imposed upon her cheerfulness
were not so easily removed.
A 0-0 draw against Spurs couldn't dampen the new manager's cheerfulness
as he and a couple of friends enjoyed a night out at the busy Italian restaurant.
You can't reason yourself back into cheerfulness
any more than you can reason yourself into an extra six inches in height" Actor Stephen Fry.
I live in the solution, not the problem" Twice-divorced singer Lulu "When I am in my office, the children know not to disturb me unless it is a major teddy crisis" Sarah Willingham, who is joining the Dragons' Den panel "You can't reason yourself back into cheerfulness
any more than you can reason yourself into an extra six inches in height" Broadcaster Stephen Fry