Thus he was musing, scarce able to stand, preached at, whipped, absolved, and blessed, when an old woman accosted him saying: "My son, take courage and follow me."
Immediately he accosted them, presented his compliments, and invited them to his inn to eat some macaroni, with Lombard partridges, and caviare, and to drink some Montepulciano, Lachrymae Christi, Cyprus and Samos wine.
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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.