The hilarity which Tootles elucidation of the mystery of the dress suits occasioned, died out at the news of pansys elopement.
In fact all of pansys books have some special charm or attraction which makes them a power for good wherever read.
mid-15c., from Middle French pensée "a pansy," literally "thought, remembrance," from fem. past participle of penser "to think," from Latin pensare "consider," frequentative of pendere "to weigh" (see pensive). So called because it was regarded as a symbol of thought or remembrance. Meaning "effeminate homosexual man" is first recorded 1929.