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 Philanthropist (The).Philip. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Phile’mon and Baucis
entertained Jupiter and Mercury when everyone else refused them hospitality. Being asked to make a request, they begged that they might both die at the same time. When they were very old, Philemon was changed into an oak, and Baucis into a linden tree. (Ovid: Metamorphoses, iii. 631, etc.)   1

 Philanthropist (The).Philip. 

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