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Hospitality

Abigail
undoes husband’s unneighborliness with fare for David’s troops. [O.T.: I Samuel 25:23–27]
Abraham
graciously receives and treats three wayfarers. [O.T.: Genesis 18:1–15]
Acestes
Sicilian king; entertains Aeneas. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid]
Alcandre
Polybus’ wife; entertains Helen and Menelaus on their way home from Troy. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey]
Bailley, Harry
“Mr. Congeniality.” [Br. Lit.: Canterbury Tales]
Boniface
jovial innkeeper; name became generic for restaurateur. [Br. Drama: The Beaux’ Stratagem; Espy, 129]
fatted calf, the
best calf killed for feast to celebrate return of prodigal son. [N.T.: Luke 15:13]
Gatsby, Jay
character who serves nothing but the best to his guests. [Am. Lit.: The Great Gatsby]
Glorious Appollers, the
known for their cordiality and sociability. [Br. Lit.: Old Curiosity Shop]
Julian the Hospitaler
set up famed hospice for weary travelers. [Medieval Romance: Hall, 181]
Lot
treated and feted two disguised angels. [O.T.: Genesis, 19:1–3]
Lycus
by hospitably entertaining Hercules, earned his gratitude and military assistance. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 156]
oak
symbol of graciousness. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 176]
Phaeacians
island people befriend and aid both Odysseus and the Argonauts. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 780]
Philemon and Baucis
poor couple welcomes disguised gods refused by rich households. [Rom. Lit.: Metamorphoses]
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On the other hand, he was about to land, without any other escort than these men, on an island which had, indeed, a very religious name, but which did not seem to Franz likely to afford him much hospitality, thanks to the smugglers and bandits.
It is not for any such reason that I shall treat you kindly, but only out of respect for Jove the god of hospitality, as fearing him and pitying you.
Marie Michon, who made the most charming cavalier in the world, pushed open the door, put her head in and asked for hospitality.
Comcomly and his people were then entertained on board of the Tonquin, and liberally rewarded for their hospitality and services.
Little Mildred and another man saw him off, for he was the guest of the mess, and even had he smitten the colonel with the open hand, the law of that mess allowed no relaxation of hospitality.
Old New York scrupulously observed the etiquette of hospitality, and no discussion with a guest was ever allowed to degenerate into a disagreement.
quoth the count, "What can ye do to earn the hospitality ye crave.
There the French officers received them with open arms, and lavished upon them all the resources of their hospitality.
Hospitality was a passion with her, and there was no one on the island who need go without a dinner when there was anything to eat at the Hotel de la Fleur.
I gave you hospitality, you have fattened on it, your cough has left you, and you repay all this--"
I shall scarcely be able to avail myself of your hospitality, gentlemen, it is already time for me to go," replied Prince Andrew looking at his watch.
Johnny Dooit next came on the platform with his tool-chest, and in a few minutes built a great flying machine; then put his chest in the machine and the whole thing flew away together--Johnny and all--after he had bid good-bye to those present and thanked the Princess for her hospitality.

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