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The Aeneid
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  • These rites and customs to the rest commend, That to your pious race they may descend.
  • Now Troy to thee commends her future state, And gives her gods companions of thy fate: From their assistance walls expect, Which, wand’ring long, at last thou shalt erect.’
  • These draw the chariot which Latinus sends, And the rich present to the prince commends.
  • Amaz’d, with running water we prepare To quench the sacred fire, and slake his hair; But old Anchises, vers’d in omens, rear’d His hands to heav’n, and this request preferr’d: ’If any vows, almighty Jove, can bend Thy will; if piety can pray’rs commend, Confirm the glad presage which thou art pleas’d to send.’
  • Here patriots live, who, for their country’s good, In fighting fields, were prodigal of blood: Priests of unblemish’d lives here make abode, And poets worthy their inspiring god; And searching wits, of more mechanic parts, Who grac’d their age with new-invented arts: Those who to worth their bounty did extend, And those who knew that bounty to commend.
  • Then, with a graceful mien, Lights from her lofty steed the warrior queen: Her squadron imitates, and each descends; Whose common suit Camilla thus commends: "If sense of honor, if a soul secure Of inborn worth, that can all tests endure, Can promise aught, or on itself rely Greatly to dare, to conquer or to die; Then, I alone, sustain’d by these, will meet The Tyrrhene troops, and promise their defeat.

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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.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice

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