Kindness (See also Generosity.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Kindness (See also Generosity.)


  1. Allworthy, Squire Tom Jones’s goodhearted foster father. [Br. Lit.: Tom Jones]
  2. Androcles relieves lion of thorn in paw and is repaid in arena by lion’s failure to attack him. [Rom. Lit.: Noctes Atticae, Leach, 55]
  3. Bachelor, the “the universal mediator, comforter, and friend.” [Br. Lit.: Old Curiosity Shop]
  4. Bishop of Digne gave starving Valjean food, bed, and comfort. [Fr. Lit.: Les Misérables]
  5. Boaz took benevolent custody of Ruth. [O.T.: Ruth 2:8–16]
  6. Brownlow, Mr. rescued Oliver Twist from arrest and adopted him. [Br. Lit.: Dickens Oliver Twist]
  7. calycanthus symbol of compassion. [Plant Symbolism: Jobes, 279]
  8. Carey, Louisa Philip’s loving, sensitive aunt. [Br. Lit.: Of Human Bondage, Magill I, 670–672]
  9. Cuttle, Captain kindly shelters runaway, Florence Dombey. [Br. Lit.: Dombey and Son]
  10. Evilmerodach Babylonian king; kind to captive king, Jehoiachin. [O.T.: II Kings 25:27–29]
  11. Finn, Huckleberry refuses to turn in Jim, the fugitive slave. [Am. Lit.: Huckleberry Finn]
  12. Francis of Assisi, St. (1182–1226) patron saint and benevolent protector of animals. [Christian Hagiog.: Hall, 132]
  13. Friday’s child loving and giving. [Nurs. Rhyme: Opie, 309]
  14. Glinda the “Good Witch”; Dorothy’s guardian angel. [Am. Lit.: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; Am. Cinema: Halliwell, 780]
  15. Good Samaritan helps out man victimized by thieves and neglected by other passers-by. [N.T.: Luke 10:30–35]
  16. heart symbol of kindness and benevolence. [Heraldry: Halberts, 30]
  17. Hood, Robin helps the poor by plundering the rich. [Br. Lit.: Robin Hood]
  18. Jesus Christ kind to the poor, forgiving to the sinful. [N.T.: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John]
  19. Joseph of Arimathaea retrieved Christ’s body, enshrouded and buried it. [N.T.: Matthew 27:57–61; John 19:38–42]
  20. Kuan Yin goddess of mercy. [Buddhism: Binder, 42]
  21. La Creevy, Miss spinster painter of miniatures who devoted herself to befriending the Nicklebys. [Br. Lit.: Dickens Nicholas Nickleby]
  22. lemon balm symbol of compassion. [Herb Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 164]
  23. Merrick, Robert doing good to others as raison d’être. [Am. Lit.: The Magnificent Obsession, Magill I, 547–549]
  24. Nereus venerable sea god of great kindliness. [Gk. Myth.: Century Classical, 744–745]
  25. Old Woman of Leeds “spent all her time in good deeds.” [Nurs. Rhyme: Mother Goose, 97]
  26. ox exhibits fellow-feeling for comrades. [Medieval Animal Symbolism: White, 77–78]
  27. Peggotty, Daniel kindhearted bachelor who shelters niece and nephew. [Br. Lit.: David Copperfield]
  28. Philadelphia “city of brotherly love.” [Am. Hist.: Hart, 651]
  29. Rivers, St. John takes starving Jane Eyre into his home. [Br. Lit.: Jane Eyre]
  30. Rodolph, Grand Duke helps criminals and the poor to a better life. [Fr. Lit.: Sue The Mysteries of Paris in Magill I, 632]
  31. Romola cares lovingly for her blind father, provides for her husband’s mistress and children, and is kind to all who suffer. [Br. Lit.: George Eliot Romola]
  32. St. Martin in midwinter, gave his cloak to a freezing beggar. [Christian Hagiog.: Brewer Dictionary]
  33. Strong, Doctor “the kindest of men.” [Br. Lit.: David Copperfield]
  34. throatwort indicates sympathy. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 178]
  35. Veronica, St. from pity, offers Christ cloth to wipe face. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 334]
  36. Vincent de Paul, St. French priest renowned for his charitable work. [Christian Hagiog.: NCE, 2896]
  37. Wenceslas, St. Bohemian prince noted for piety and generosity. [Eur. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1147]