Gratitude

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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 ?
"You'll have to go and thank him," said Jo, by way of a joke, for the idea of the child's really going never entered her head.
Laurence, who looked quite taken aback, and held out her hand, saying, with only a small quaver in her voice, "I came to thank you, sir, for..." But she didn't finish, for he looked so friendly that she forgot her speech and, only remembering that he had lost the little girl he loved, she put both arms round his neck and kissed him.
"Accept, then, and thank him," insisted Anne of Austria.
"Thank you, mother," replied Louis, bowing respectfully to the queen.
Sydney said this, Polly held out her hand with a hearty "Thank you for that." The young man shook the little hand in the gray woollen glove, gave her exactly the same bow which he did the Honorable Mrs.
'And what I was going to tell you, sir,' said Little Dorrit, trembling in all her little figure and in her voice, 'is, that I am not to know whose generosity released him--am never to ask, and am never to be told, and am never to thank that gentleman with all MY grateful heart!'
"But," he added, "you will of course wish to have your humble respects delivered to them, with your grateful thanks for their kindness to you while you have been here."
"No, sir, no; I can't do that, thank you, I have only just money enough to get back with.
Karataev thanked the Frenchman for the money and went on admiring his own work.
First let me thank you for all that you have done for me."
But thank God there is a new life to begin for both of us.
'Sir,' said Mr Tappertit with a low bow, 'I thank you for this condescension, and am glad to see you.