Who is unknown. jolly jankin?

Famous quotes containing the words jolly jankin, jankin, unknown and/or jolly:

    As I went on Yule day
    In our procession,
    Knew I jolly Jankin
    By his merry tone—
    Kyrie eleison.
    —Unknown. Jolly Jankin (l. Chorus.)

    As I went on Yule day
    In our procession,
    Knew I jolly Jankin
    By his merry tone—
    Kyrie eleison.
    —Unknown. Jolly Jankin (l. Chorus.)

    By words, by voices, a lost way—
    And here above the chimney stack
    The unknown constellations sway—
    And by what way shall I go back?
    Archibald MacLeish (1892–1982)

    A black pall, you know, with a silver cross on it, or R.I.P.—requiescat in pace—you know. That seems to me the most beautiful expression—I like it much better than ‘He is a jolly good fellow,’ which is simply rowdy.
    Thomas Mann (1875–1955)