No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States; and no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent
of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.
I won't say that I will have her; how can I resolve that point, when you see I cannot have her without your consent
? Besides, I am not bound to marry at all.
"To admit new States into the Union; but no new State shall be formed or erected within the jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the junction of two or more States, or parts of States, without the consent
of the legislatures of the States concerned, as well as of the Congress."
Nightingale immediately consented
to the proposal; and now, having acquainted Jones with his father's lodging, and the coffee-house where he would most probably find him, he hesitated a moment, and then said, "My dear Tom, you are going to undertake an impossibility.
"There's somebody else's consent
to be got," he said, "besides Blanche's consent
"I am sure they will consent
," was her frequent declaration; "I am sure they will be delighted with you."
"I will not begin any future, even for you," said Maggie, tremulously, "with a deliberate consent
to what ought not to have been.
"My son, not only do I gladly consent
to your marriage with the Princess of Bengal, but I will hasten to pay my respects to her, and to thank her in my own person for the benefits she has conferred on you.
Only can he be blamed for the election of Julius the Second, in whom he made a bad choice, because, as is said, not being able to elect a Pope to his own mind, he could have hindered any other from being elected Pope; and he ought never to have consented
to the election of any cardinal whom he had injured or who had cause to fear him if they became pontiffs.
"Simply, loveliest and most benign of your sex, that once already, in answer to a demand of your hand, you deigned to reply with that energetic and encouraging monosyllable, yes--dear and categorical affirmative--" exclaimed Tom, going off again at half-cock, highly impressed with the notion that rhapsody, instead of music, was the food of love--"Yes, dear and categorical affirmative, with what ecstasy did not my drowsy ears drink in the melodious sounds--what extravagance of delight my throbbing heart echo its notes, on the wings of the unseen winds--in short, what considerable satisfaction your consent
gave my pulsating mind!"
Prince Andrew needed his father's consent
to his marriage, and to obtain this he started for the country next day.
If we wish to know to what daring lengths cunning can go, to what pitiable self-delusion credulity can consent
, we must watch the proceedings--even while we shrink from them--of a Mercy Merrick and a Julian Gray.