Joshua Rann, having a slight touch of rheumatism, did not join in the ringing of the bells this morning, and, looking on with some contempt at these informal greetings which required no official co-operation from the clerk, began to hum in his musical bass, "Oh what a joyful
thing it is," by way of preluding a little to the effect he intended to produce in the wedding psalm next Sunday.
She rushed out at an opposite door from the one her uncle was approaching, and was walking up and down the East room ill the utmost confusion of contrary feeling, before Sir Thomas's politeness or apologies were over, or he had reached the beginning of the joyful intelligence which his visitor came to communicate.
Sir Thomas was as joyful as she could desire, and very kind and communicative; and she had so comfortable a talk with him about William as to make her feel as if nothing had occurred to vex her, till she found, towards the close, that Mr.
Hunt and his companions, and the joyful
meeting of the various scattered bands of adventurers at Astoria.
This is the most joyful
hour he has ever given us since the day of his birth.
In the course of the morning which saw this business arranged, she visited Miss Tilney, and poured forth her joyful
Her tone was now querulous and her lip drawn up, giving her not a joyful
, but an animal, squirrel-like expression.
But he longed so passionately to tell somebody of his joyful condition that he said: 'Nikita
he responded gladly, and his whole being was filled with joyful emotion.
The atmosphere rare and pure, danger near and the spirit full of a joyful
wickedness: thus are things well matched.
At half-past nine o'clock a particularly joyful
and pleasant family conversation over the tea-table at the Oblonskys' was broken up by an apparently simple incident.
But Little Dorrit's solicitude to get to her father, and to carry the joyful tidings to him, and not to leave him in his jail a moment with this happiness in store for him and still unknown to him, did more for her speedy restoration than all the skill and attention on earth could have done.
He brought me such joyful and wonderful intelligence about you
It might be a joyful
thing that Maggie had a rich and handsome lover, but she would naturally feel embarrassed at coming in again; and it might
This is a joyful
occasion indeed, extremely joyful