In a jolly manner.
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- ffor pride is founde, in every part,
- Contrarie unto loves Art.
- And he that loveth, trewly
- Shulde hym contene iolily,
- Without pride in sondry wise,
- And hym disgysen in queyntise.
1782, (w), “Remainder of the Story of Trim’s Brother” in ''The Beauties of Sterne: including all his pathetic tales, and most distinguished observations on life'', London: T. Davies et al., p. 74,http://name.umdl.umich.edu/004792490.0001.000
- Every servant in the family, from high to low, wished ''Tom'' success, and I can fancy, an’ please your honour, I see him this moment with his white dimity waistcoat and breeches, and hat a little o’one side, passing jollily along the street, swinging his stick, with a smile and a cheerful word for every body he met.
1959, (w), ''(w)'', Sunday, September 13 comic strip ((ISBN), p. 251):
- as scout leader: Forward! Jollily forward!
1966, (w), ''(w)'', London: Heinemann, Part III, Chapter 3,
- They stiffened when they saw Hillier, ready to throw him a salute, but he waved at them jollily as he marched through, singing.