Evidently some jolly excitement was going on there.
Hertford struck at Edinburgh in May, and in the leader's own words " made a jolly fire "and did much mischief.
He has two neighbours, who live still farther north; one is King Winter, a cross and churlish old monarch, who is hard and cruel, and delights in making the poor suffer and weep; but the other neighbour is Santa Claus, a fine, good-natured, jolly old soul, who loves to do good, and who brings presents to the poor, and to nice little children at Christmas.
"Dear me, how jolly we are!" said Rostov laughing.
He had already surrounded himself with that characteristically Petrine institution "the jolly company," or "the company," as it was generally called, consisting of all his numerous personal friends and casual acquaintances.