The sacrifice was a feast of social communion between the deity and his worshippers, Geniality and knit both deity and clan-members together in the bonds of a close fellowship. This genial aspect of Hebrew worship is nowhere depicted more graphically than in the old narrative (a J section = B udde's G) 1 Sam.
The praise of the fair sex in the first poem is exceptional in the literature of his age; and its geniality may help us to understand the author's popularity with his contemporaries.
But he could persevere in an astute policy under the cover of an easy geniality and had no scruples.
Further he had an engaging geniality of manner and much tact in dealing with men.
But we find no trace of the exuberant comic power and geniality of his great contemporary.
The force of his intellect renders this want of geniality repulsive.
In spite of the bulk of the evidence being in favour of geniality of climate, it is necessary to observe that certain deposits have been recognized as glacial; in the culm of the Frankenwald, in the coal basins of central France, and in central England, certain conglomeratic beds have been assigned, somewhat doubtfully, to this origin.
In Venice he made himself very popular owing to his piety, his simplicity and geniality, and by his readiness to act in harmony with the Italian government.
"What year did you enter the service?" he asked with that affectation of military bluntness and geniality with which he always addressed the soldiers.