I'm not going to be robbed of the egotistic pleasure of being hospitable.
Mind you, I don't say that no one can do it; I am not quite so egotistic as that.
We do not deny that there are plenty of egotistic instincts in isolated individuals.
And besides, he was by nature very crafty, revengeful and egotistic.
"Let every one mind his own business" was the first command of this ...