Good phrases are surely, and ever were, very commendable.
Which notwithstanding they cannot handsomely do, without the borrowed help and satire of times past; condemning the vices of their own times, by the expressions of vices in times which they commend, which cannot but argue the community of vice in both.
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I commend you for a good job.
This letter from Bellario doth commend a young and learned doctor to our court.