Mrs. Penniman, with a degree of tact that was as unusual as it was commendable, took the line of leaving her alone.
…here, as you might have been informed on good authority, that you had come into a world which appeared to offer a variety of sources of interest; it was here that your grandmother lived, in venerable solitude, and dispensed a hospitality which commended itself alike to the infant imagination and the infant palate; it was here that you took your first walks abroad, following the nursery-maid with unequal step and sniffing up the strange odour of the ailantus-trees which at that time…
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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.