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Gaiety

Gallantry (See CHIVALRY.)
butterfly orchis
symbol of gaiety. [Plant Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 172]
Gay 90s
the 1890s, a decade of carefree and exciting days in America. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 162]
“L’Allegro”
pastoral idyll celebrating gaiety and cheerfulness. [Br. Lit.: Milton “L’Allegro”]
Mardi Gras
festive day celebrated at the close of the pre-Lenten season in France and in New Orleans. [Fr. and Am. Trad.: EB, VI, 608]
Roaring Twenties, the
the 1920s decade of the Jazz Age and the boom years before the depression. [Am. Hist.: Payton, 515]
shamrock
indicates light-heartedness. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177]
References in classic literature ?
There were no gaieties for me," the girl replied bitterly.
Flower-shows, operas, balls--there was a whole round of gaieties in prospect; and Miss Rachel, to her mother's astonishment, eagerly took to it all.
She is not of a disposition to find resources in the conventional gaieties and excitements of London.
And if there must be people vowed to crush the harmless fancies and the love of innocent delights and gaieties, which are a part of human nature: as much a part of it as any other love or hope that is our common portion: let them, for me, stand openly revealed among the ribald and licentious; the very idiots know that THEY are not on the Immortal road, and will despise them, and avoid them readily.