If it does happen, there will be for the very first time in Europe Conservatives and Unionists representing all four parts of the United Kingdom as a single grouping in Brussels - that's a fact which will surely gladden every true Unionist heart.
In some ways this federal Europe would gladden the hearts of the founding fathers of European integration.
Cockerington Princess, champion of her own sex, also came to gladden our eyes, while the converting into stables of theretofore unused stone winery buildings went apace ....
If she wrote these stories to gladden others, it seems they could not quite touch her own heart, and that may be because she never received the serious critical acclaim she wanted.
One of the things I like most about minestrone is its sheer bulk: it's really a big bowl of carb-based joy, with a hefty garnish of vegetables to gladden the heartstrings of health.