his friends, cultivated men, began sending him from various places numerous astute and witty maxims, and both serious and jocose
deliberations, asking him to set them to music in the same manner he had the previous ones ..."
Whereas Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson prosecuted opposition journalists who did little more than annoy, President Madison met with equanimity and good cheer the quite real sedition of New Englanders, some of whose militias refused to fight in 1812, even as Jefferson, his hotheaded ally of 40 years, urged his successor to employ "hemp [i.e., nooses] and confiscation." Madison was for eight years the bookworm-in-chief, once declining European travel because it would "break in upon a course of reading which if I neglect now I shall probably never resume." And still a visitor to Montpelier wrote that he expected a "cool reserved austere man" but found a "sociable, rather jocose
" storyteller, with a "quizzical, careless, almost waggish bluntness of looks."
 The proceedings had not yet commenced; and as an inactive crowd is generally disposed to be jocose
, this very innocent action was sufficient to awaken their facetiousness.
Since the primary purposes of the festejo were to welcome, honor, and amuse the visiting viceroy and his wife, the notes struck in the theatrical and musical pieces are primarily panegyric and jocose
. The panegyric finds expression in the kind of baroque hyperbole, laced with mythological references and culterano language, familiar to readers of Sor Juana's loas and occasional poetry written for viceroys and other notable figures of the court.
his wife, in what was described as "a jocose
A similarly conventionalized and relatively jocose
response to the march of intellect dominates the most extended poem on the subject, W.
Both kinds of literature relied on the Horatian dictum of prodesse et delectare in their admixture of entertainment and instruction; although their endings clearly spelled out moral messages, the medieval exempla, folktales, and patranas also delighted readers with their jocose
and often ribald plots, while the Italian novelle, especially Bandello's, frequently if at times surreptitiously censored unacceptable social behavior.
So whether we're pious or spiritual or agnostic or atheist, we possess the same faith-as-trust: an underlying confidence as an operating principle across the board, while allowing for morose and jocose
caveats from Beckett.
Of the 230, 17 (7 per cent) were for women; moreover, two of these had the only informal or jocose
titles of the 230.
Breviuscula, & Compendiuscula, Tellatio; / DE / Storia memorabili Fechtae mervelabilis / Quae fuit / Inter Muckreillios, & Horsbojos, atque Ladaeos, / Nebernam, / Placide & Jocose
strophic, 3 stanzas 16 measures per stanza a philanderer's mantra A major; [G#.sub.4] to [A.sub.5] (suitable for tenor) jocose
, sportive Die Forelle (Schubart, 1817, D 550) 1, 2, 4
Throughout the book Alfie exercises his criticai judgment on often obscure material, showing strong familiarity with the commentary tradition and archival material and resourcefulness in tracking down the abstruse references and ambiguous turns of phrase that one finds in jocose
and vituperative poetry.
The result of this intriguing double reading of classical myth is an extremely complex genre, which meditates on the cosmic convergence of the jocose
and the serious--the insignificance or "comedy" of individual destiny in the greater scheme of things--even as genuinely tragic events may be represented on the stage.
There isn't much I miss about New Mexico (especially the near impossibility of drawing quality big-game-tags), but I do miss Alan's jocose
wit and contagious fervor, making hunting wood and those hours in his sawdust-heaped shop.