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Cheerfulness

blood
humor effecting temperament of sanguineness. [Medieval Physiology: Hall, 130]
coreopsis
symbol of cheerfulness because of its bright yellow flowers. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 371]
crocus
symbol of cheerfulness. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 383]
L’Allegro
pastoral idyll; title means the cheerful or merry one. [Br. Lit.: “L’Allegro” in Benét, 24–25]
Pollyanna
the “glad child,” extraordinarily optimistic. [Children’s Lit.: Pollyanna]
Raggedy Ann
good-natured despite misadventures; doll with perpetual smile. [Children’s Lit.: Raggedy Ann Stories]
Sabbath’s
(Sunday’s) child bonny and blithe, good and gay. [Nurs. Rhyme: Opie, 309]
Silver, Mattie
Zeena’s cousin-companion; brightens Frome’s gloomy house. [Am. Lit.: Ethan Frome]
Singin’ in the Rain
downpour doesn’t dampen singer’s spirits. [Pop. Music: Fordin, 355]
Tapley, Mark
Martin’s ever jovial companion. [Br. Lit.: Martin Chuzzlewit]
xeranthemum
symbolizes good-naturedness in adversity. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 178]
References in classic literature ?
He was crippled with debts, everything he had of any value was pawned, but he managed always to be cheerful, extravagant, and generous.
The unknown lady, in her reply, made no objection to this, and stated that, as to my acquirements, she had no doubt I should be able to give satisfaction; but in the engagement of governesses she considered those things as but subordinate points; as being situated in the neighbourhood of O , she could get masters to supply any deficiencies in that respect: but, in her opinion, next to unimpeachable morality, a mild and cheerful temper and obliging disposition were the most essential requisities.
Again they drove into the street and again it grew quiet, warm, and cheerful, and again they could see the manure-stained street and hear voices and songs and the barking of a dog.
It's head for tall timber, and the Greeks take the hindermost," adjudged the cheerful sailor, while Ole was stuttering over what would happen when we came to the end of the river.
Cheerful, wholesome, bracing sort of climate to live in; isn't it, sir?
It is obviously, therefore, my interest to disappoint them both, as far as I am concerned, by preserving a cheerful, undisturbed serenity throughout; and, accordingly, I endeavour to show the fullest confidence in my husband, and the greatest indifference to the arts of my attractive guest.
Eat and drink also with me to-day, and forgive it that a cheerful old man sitteth with thee at table
The little girl knew that there was a quarrel between her father and mother, and that her mother could not be cheerful, and that her father must be aware of this, and that he was pretending when he asked about it so lightly.
He would talk in a cheerful accent, with an expression of goodness that bestowed pleasure even upon me.
He was a cheerful, familiar, loudly-talkative old man, with a very poor opinion (as I soon discovered) of the place in which he lived, and a happy sense of superiority to his neighbours in virtue of the great personal distinction of having once been in London.
The night was rough and squally, so were the next two days, but they flew by quickly, and we were soon as cheerful and snug a party, with an honest, manly-hearted captain at our head, as ever came to the resolution of being mutually agreeable, on land or water.
She was about forty--perhaps two or three years older--with a cheerful aspect, and a face that had once been pretty.