Jolly utter

A popular bit of semi-meaningless jargon actually affected by the mindless followers of the aesthetes (318). MacPhail (194) says that such expressions were spotlighted by du Maurier's Punch cartoons lampooning the aesthetes. Stedman (274) adds that "utter" was an authentic Pre-Raphaelite affectation, but "jolly" was a Philistine word.

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