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  • "Gaiety" seems to be rather a strong point with this author, for a little further on he says, "The garden should be gay throughout the month with the following plants," and then follows a list of about a hundred names which sound like complicated diseases of the internal organs.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, 1920-09-29

  • At Bow street, on the corner, is the "Gaiety," a famous drinking saloon, flooded with light inside and out, with more than a half-dozen handsome barmaids.

    Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison Fifteen Years in Solitude

  • In the beginning of this new dejection of hers, Mrs. Merillia was now seated in a stage box at the "Gaiety," with an elderly General of Life

    The Prophet of Berkeley Square

  • "At the bar; I didn't leave the 'Gaiety' for several days after."

    Spring Days

  • We were going to be married, but he got ill, and we thought we had better wait; and I went to the 'Gaiety' again.

    Spring Days

  • When you left the 'Gaiety' I searched London for you.

    Spring Days

  • "Did you like the French cafe better than the 'Gaiety'?"

    Spring Days

  • I got sick of going to the 'Gaiety' and asking those girls if they knew anything about you; so to cure myself I went to France, and I worked hard at my painting.

    Spring Days

  • Journal been filled with Gallantries, or such Occurrences as had shewn her wholly divested of her natural Innocence, notwithstanding it might have been more pleasing to the Generality of Readers, I should not have published it; but as it is only the Picture of a Life filled with a fashionable kind of Gaiety and Laziness, I shall set down five Days of it, as I have received it from the Hand of my fair Correspondent.

    The Spectator, Volume 2.

  • "No, please don't, and please don't go to the 'Gaiety'; he is a violent-tempered man; something dreadful might occur.

    Spring Days

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