William was kindly commended and his promotion hoped for.
Commend me to the nurseryman and the poulterer.
I was very much pleased with what I collected to have been your behaviour on the occasion; it shewed a discretion highly to be commended.
The neatness and propriety of her dress was all that he would allow himself to commend in her presence, but upon her leaving the room again soon afterwards, he spoke of her beauty with very decided praise.
"My dear child, commend Dr. Grant to the deanery of Westminster or St. Paul’s, and I should be as glad of your nurseryman and poulterer as you could be.
He remained steadily inclined to gratify so amiable a feeling; to gratify anybody else who might wish to see Fanny dance, and to give pleasure to the young people in general; and having thought the matter over, and taken his resolution in quiet independence, the result of it appeared the next morning at breakfast, when, after recalling and commending what his nephew had said, he added, "I do not like, William, that you should leave Northamptonshire without this indulgence.
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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.