The lord Vamana confered on Bali many boons and glorified his noble character at the end of chapter 22. Then the next chapter 23 begins with a delightful couplet.
ityuktavantaM puruSaM purAtanaM mahAnubhAvo'khilasAdhusammatah/
badhAnjalirbAspakalAkulekSaNo bhaktyudgalo gadgadayA girAbravIt//
To the primal being who spoke thus, the high-souled Bali, the object of admiration for all good and righteous people, replied in choked accents and in a mood of surging emotion of bhakti, with his palms joined in supplication and his eyelids dropping with the heavy downfall of blissful tears.
8,23,1 Swami Tapasyananda's trans.