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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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