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- Soon as they saw the holy man, With one accord together ran The dwellers in the sacred shade, And to the saint their reverence paid, And offered water for his feet, The gift of honour and a seat; And next with hospitable care They entertained the princely pair.†
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- Soon as he saw the prince's mind To rest that day was well inclined, He sought Kaikeyí's son to please With hospitable courtesies.†
- Then to the chapel went the sire, Where ever burnt the sacred fire, And first, in order due, with sips Of water purified his lips: To Visvakarmá, then he prayed, His hospitable feast to aid: "Let Visvakarmá hear my call, The God who forms and fashions all: A mighty banquet I provide, Be all my wants this day supplied.†
- With pious care He turned him to his evening prayer, Performed each customary rite, And sought his lodging for the night, With Sítá and his brother laid Beneath the grove's delightful shade, First good Sutíksh? a, as elsewhere, when he saw The shades of night around them draw, With hospitable care The princely chieftains entertained With store of choicest food ordained For holy hermit's fare.†
- With holy oil he fed the flame, He brought the gifts which strangers claim, And kindly waiting on the three With honours due to high degree, He gave with hospitable care A simple hermit's woodland fare.†
- With due attention on the guest Her hospitable rites she pressed.†
- Intent on hospitable care, She brought her best of woodland fare, And showed her guest a seat.†
- Here thou with hospitable care Hast fed us with the noblest fare, Preserving us, about to die, With this thy plentiful supply.†
- This hospitable gift(1024) receive: Then with the dawn my dwelling leave.†
(hospitable) welcomingin various senses, including:
- inclined to treat guests well -- as in "She is good-natured and hospitable."
- favorable to life and growth -- as in "The climate is hospitable to roses."
- open to new ideas or change -- as in "The organization is hospitable to new ideas."