105. Cheerfulness (See also Gaiety, Joviality, Optimism.)
- 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]
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