He was a munificent patron of men of letters, who came in large numbers to his court.
Contemptuous of the opinion of his fellows, he hid his virtues, paraded his faults, affected some failings from which he was really exempt, and, since his munificent charity could not be concealed from the recipients, laboured to spoil it by gratuitous surliness.
Mitsuhisa, then feudal lord of Satsuma, was a munificent patron of art.
To Mahommedans Mahmud is known, not only as a champion of the faith, but as a munificent patron of literature.
The library hall was restored and decorated, largely through the generosity of Sir William Priestley (1829-1900), formerly M.P. for the university; while munificent additions to the academic funds and resources were made by the 15th earl of Moray (1840-1901), Sir William Fraser (1816-1898), and others.