There is no joy in Mudville
A line from “Casey at the Bat,” describing the reaction of the hometown crowd when their hero, Casey, strikes out, losing the big game. In general, the expression is used to describe any disappointment: “My father has just lost his job; there's no joy in Mudville tonight.”
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It jettisons jiggling ribbons of joy to every part of my body.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Or has the see and hear and speak-no-evil stance of the Republican House persuaded him that he is in the clear?
Marrying another Jew was not just a personal simcha (joy), but one for the community.
This is a guy who has his son-in-law clean his eyeglasses, for crying out loud.
Her travel clique has been known to arrive at an airport, bags packed, passport-in-hand, within hours of spotting a deal.‘We Out Here’: Inside the New Black Travel Movement|Charlise Ferguson|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
"Buy something for your wife that-is-to-be," he said to his grand-nephew, as he handed him the folded paper.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Her new joy and excitement, her gaiety and zest for life— all had been caused, not by himself, but by another.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
In Manila particularly, amidst the pealing of bells and strains of music, unfeigned enthusiasm and joy were everywhere evident.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Light, the symbol of life's joy, seems to be the first language in which the spirit of beauty speaks to a child.Children's Ways|James Sully
His holy book says: There is more joy over one sinner that repenteth than over ninety and nine just men.