But ere morning broke in upon them, many of the merry group were lying in a beastly state under the chairs and tables, or others had gone to bed; but this is what _they_ called spending a _merry night_.
I use the term merry men not just as a very poor pun, but also because it perfectly encapsulates the group as an antagonistic presence in Hellsing.
A new song is better to him than a new jacket, especially if bawdy, which he calls merry; and hates naturally the puritan, as an enemy to this mirth.
With an armed population, the things that happened in merry olde England wouldn't be repeated - hopefully.
I have to just point out to Jamie though that judgement is actually how we spell it over here in merry old England.