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Gratitude

agrimony
traditional symbol for gratitude. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 172]
Androcles
because he had once extracted a thorn from its paw, the lion refrained from attacking Androcles in the arena. [Rom. Lit.: Brewer Dictionary, 33]
Canticle of the Sun, The
St. Francis of Assisi’s pantheistic hymn of thanks. [Christian Hagiog.: Bishop, 296]
Hannah
jubilantly thankful to God for giving son.
Magwitch, Abel
amply repays Pip for having helped him when in desperate straits. [Br. Lit.: Dickens Great Expectations]
Noah’s altar
built to thank God for safe landing. [O. T.: Genesis 8:20–21]
Thanksgiving Day
American holiday acknowledging God’s favor. [Am. Culture: Brewer Dictionary, 1071]
References in classic literature ?
And then a great wonderment arose in her heart--a mighty wave of thankfulness and gratitude that though she had been in such terrible danger, yet she was unharmed.
There were few mornings when Mary did not look up, as she bent to lace her boots, and as she followed the yellow rod from curtain to breakfast-table she usually breathed some sigh of thankfulness that her life provided her with such moments of pure enjoyment.
When the kind quiet melancholy of that speech fell on Dorothea's ears, she felt something like the thankfulness that might well up in us if we had narrowly escaped hurting a lamed creature.
His joy at the safe return of his daughter was only equaled by his gratitude to Tarzan for bringing her safely to him through the dangers of the night, and his thankfulness that she had been in time to save the man who had once saved her.
For it was Da Souza who had fired the train, who had flung his large holding of shares upon the market, and, finding them promptly taken up, had gone about with many pious exclamations of thankfulness and sinister remarks.
The Blind Girl never knew they had a master, cold, exacting, and uninterested--never knew that Tackleton was Tackleton in short; but lived in the belief of an eccentric humourist who loved to have his jest with them, and who, while he was the Guardian Angel of their lives, disdained to hear one word of thankfulness.
While the rescued Kwaque continued to moan and slubber thankfulness at his feet, he proceeded to strip them that were naked.
And long afterwards with solemn thankfulness he said, speaking of his wife, "The peace of God came into my life before the altar when I wedded her.
There was in it thankfulness for the past and reverent petition for the future; and when she slept on her white pillow her dreams were as fair and bright and beautiful as maidenhood might desire.
Dorothy's further quest proved unsuccessful; but after her first disappointment was over, the little girl was filled with joy and thankfulness to think that after all she had been able to save one member of the royal family of Ev, and could restore the little Prince to his sorrowing country.
I hear an outburst of devout thankfulness," remarked Sir Patrick.
Disdainful of my mirth he merely muttered his basso-profundo thankfulness that we had not found her anywhere about there.