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Helpfulness

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Bauchan
hobgoblin often helpful to man. [Scot. Folklore: Briggs, 19]
Bodachan Sabhaill
barn brownie who threshed for old men. [Scot. Folklore: Briggs, 29]
bwbachod
Welsh equivalent of brownies; helpful domestically. [Welsh Folklore: Briggs, 55–56]
Dorcas
made garments for widows. [N.T.: Acts 9:39]
Good Samaritan
man who helped half-dead victim of thieves after a priest and a Levite had “passed by.” [N.T.: Luke 10:33]
Killmoulis
brownie that haunted mill, helping miller. [Br. Folklore: Briggs, 246–247]
Phynnodderee
benevolent Manx brownie of great strength. [Manx Folklore: Brewer Dictionary, 830]
Robin Round-cap
domestic spirit who helped with chores. [Br. Folklore: Briggs, 344]
Simon the Cyrenian
made to help bear Christ’s cross to Calvary. [N.T.: Matthew 27:32; Luke 23:26]
References in classic literature ?
You notice a couple of child-like beings conversing by a window, and you wonder what sweet, helpful words are falling from their sainted lips.
He was an elderly man, with a white beard and a florid complexion, who had painted a number of decorations for the State, but these were an object of derision to the students he instructed: he was a disciple of Ingres, impervious to the progress of art and angrily impatient with that tas de farceurs whose names were Manet, Degas, Monet, and Sisley; but he was an excellent teacher, helpful, polite, and encouraging.
The flames received this as a helpful attention, and made the most of it.
Under the influence of the Hampton-Tuskegee idea the races are coming into a closer sympathy and into an honourable and helpful relation.
An institution upholding honor, the source of emulation, is one similar to the Legion d'honneur of the great Emperor Napoleon, not harmful but helpful to the success of the service, but not a class or court privilege.
I spent much of my time staring reflectively at the titles of the boys' stories in the booksellers' windows, whistling for a breeze, so to say, for I found that the titles were even more helpful than the stories.
For Glinda gave her good advice on all occasions; and the Woggle-Bug, who was appointed to the important post of Public Educator, was quite helpful to Ozma when her royal duties grew perplexing.
It would have been very helpful to us could we have made friends with them, as their country abutted directly upon that of the Galus.
Anne enjoyed it thoroughly in all its phases -- the stimulating class rivalry, the making and deepening of new and helpful friendships, the gay little social stunts, the doings of the various societies of which she was a member, the widening of horizons and interests.
That helpful friend had surely the first claim to know why she had failed to keep her engagement with Sir Jervis Redwood.
She did not try to settle the question, but did her best to love and serve and bear with each, and the good will, the gentle heart, the helpful ways and simple manners of our Polly made her dear to every one, for these virtues, even in a little child, are lovely and attractive.
cried Rose eagerly, charmed to be met in this helpful and cordial way.