D'Artagnan related what had taken place between the cardinal and himself, and drawing the commission from his pocket, said, "Here, my dear Athos, this naturally belongs to you.
D'Artagnan related to Porthos the substance of his interview with the cardinal, and said, taking the commission from his pocket, "Here, my friend, write your name upon it and become my chief.
Porthos cast his eyes over the commission and returned it to D'Artagnan, to the great astonishment of the young man.
He described to him his interview with the cardinal, and said, for the third time drawing his commission from his pocket, "You, our friend, our intelligence, our invisible protector, accept this commission.
Keep the commission, D'Artagnan; the profession of arms suits you.
The commission of inquiry was already at work; having begun its investigations on December 6.
The labours of the insurance commission had come to an end--the report had been received from Venice on that day.
I have given you a commission of lady of honor which you wished for; you will give me, presently, something I wish for.
You are a frightful man, Malicorne; I was going to rejoice at getting this commission, and thus you quench my joy.
But that the objectors may be disarmed of every pretext, it shall be granted for a moment that the convention were neither authorized by their commission, nor justified by circumstances in proposing a Constitution for their country: does it follow that the Constitution ought, for that reason alone, to be rejected?
The powers of the convention ought, in strictness, to be determined by an inspection of the commissions given to the members by their respective constituents.
The plot is bought and paid for--the final installment was made up, in part, out of my commissions from you.
My dear, remember the salt vats, and do not be angry with me because my commissions have been heavy.
On taking up his commission
he set himself to acquire the utmost perfection in knowledge of the service, and very soon became a model officer, though still with the same fault of ungovernable irascibility, which here in the service again led him to commit actions inimical to his success.
Dunster is charged with a very important diplomatic commission