Walking down again toward the river, and, looking in the faces of people, I met a young Quaker man, whose countenance I lik’d, and, accosting him, requested he would tell me where a stranger could get lodging.
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He accosted me with excessive warmth, for he had been drinking much.
Edgar Allan Poe -- The Cask of Amontillado
A few blocks from home, he was accosted by two robbers.