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 Jolly God (The).Jolly Green. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Jolly Good Fellow (A).
A very social and popular person. (French, joli.)   1
        “Ali was jolly quiet at Ephesus before St. Paul came thither.”—John Trapp: Commentary (1656).
“For he’s a jolly good fellow [three times].
And so say all of us,
With a hip, hip, hip, hoora!”

 Jolly God (The).Jolly Green. 

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