Frederica's visit was nominally for six weeks, but her mother, though inviting her to return in one or two affectionate letters, was very ready to oblige the whole party by consenting
to a prolongation of her stay, and in the course of two months ceased to write of her absence, and in the course of two or more to write to her at all.
The rooks, swinging in their lofty houses in the elm-tree avenue, seem to discuss the question of the occupancy of the carriage as it passes underneath, some agreeing that Sir Leicester and my Lady are come down, some arguing with malcontents who won't admit it, now all consenting
to consider the question disposed of, now all breaking out again in violent debate, incited by one obstinate and drowsy bird who will persist in putting in a last contradictory croak.
It is impossible," said she, "for parents to be more kind, or more desirous of their children's happiness; I have no doubt of their consenting
God knows I was never a consenting
party to that, though I know I'm responsible.
Finally he thanked her for consenting
to lunch with him next day and said he was dreadfully impatient to see her.
Lydgate inwardly cursed his own folly that he had drawn down this visit by consenting
to go to his uncle's on the wedding-tour, and he made himself rather disagreeable to Rosamond by saying so in private.