On Sunday morning while church bells rang in the villages alongshore, the world and its mistress returned to Gatsby’s house and twinkled hilariously on his lawn.

from F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby (Chapter IV) on Rap Genius

Meaning

Gatsby is holding a Sunday party. The ringing of church bells (good, righteous) is contrasted with “the world and its mistress” (immoral).

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