would be graciously pleased

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  • Senator Hanway would be graciously pleased to see Richard every morning at eleven. Cited from The President, by Alfred Henry Lewis
  • She treated me as if I were a candidate for her favor whom she was testing so that she might decide whether she would be graciously pleased to tolerate him. Cited from The Plum Tree, by David Graham Phillips
  • He urged me much to apply to Y.R.H. to request that you would be graciously pleased to subscribe to this collection. Cited from Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Vol. 2, by Lady Wallace
  • Earl Grey declined answering the question; and his interrogator then gave notice that he would next day move an address to the king, praying that his majesty would be graciously pleased not to exercise his prerogative of dissolving parliament. Cited from History of England in Three Volumes, Vol. III, by E. Farr & E. H. Nolan
  • Relying on the sincerity of the Royal asseverations, the Diet humbly requested that His Majesty would be graciously pleased to render the country happy by his presence. Cited from Select Speeches of Kossuth, by Kossuth
  • When Miss Ellersly finally turned her face toward me to indicate that she would be graciously pleased to listen if I had anything to communicate, I felt as if I were slowly wilting, felt my throat contracting into a dry twist. Cited from The Deluge, by David Graham Phillips
  • "Have you not a little of that book done which you would be graciously pleased to give me?" the man asked; and Judson, thinking it better not to let the opportunity pass by, gave him two half sheets which had been already printed, and which contained the first five chapters of Matthew. Cited from Excellent Women, by Various
  • And, therefore, that "his Majesty's faithful Commons did find themselves obliged again to beseech his Majesty that he would be graciously pleased to lay the foundation of a strong and stable government by the previous removal of his present ministers." Cited from Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860, Charles Duke Yonge
  • If your Highnesses would be graciously pleased to send to my help a ship of above sixty-four tons, with two hundred quintals of biscuits and other provisions, there would then be sufficient to carry me and my crew from Espanola to Spain. Cited from The Northmen, Columbus and Cabot, 985-1503, by Various
  • That mansion appertains far more to your Majesty's pleasure and diversion than to your glory; if you would be graciously pleased to search all over Versailles for the five hundred thousand crowns spent within two years, you would assuredly have a difficulty in finding them. Cited from A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times, V.5 of 6, by Guizot
  • In this emergency your Majesty's Ministers thought that your Majesty would be graciously pleased to approve of their exercising at once the power of directing the immediate transmission to India of these Instructions. Cited from Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume 1 (of 3), 1837-1843, Queen Victoria
  • Now they talked of the Queen, who, Keferinis said, would be graciously pleased not to see them to-day, and might not even see them for a week, which agreeable intelligence was communicated in the most affable manner, as if it were good news, or a compliment at least. Cited from Tancred, by Benjamin Disraeli
  • The merchant had sent his message to the rebel King, and had word in answer that His Majesty would be graciously pleased to sup at Mr. Newlington's at nine o'clock on the following evening, attended by a few gentlemen of his immediate following. Cited from Mistress Wilding, by Rafael Sabatini
  • Then lord Carteret moved for an address to the king, that he would be graciously pleased to acquaint the house who advised his majesty to remove the duke of Bolton and lord viscount Cobham from their respective regiments, and what crimes were laid to their charge. Cited from The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II, by Tobias Smollett
  • Wood and Billings both pleaded guilty, and desired to make atonement for the same by the loss of their blood, only praying the Court would be graciously pleased to favour them so much (as they had made an ingenuous confession) as to dispense with their being hanged in chains. Cited from Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals, by Arthur L. Hayward
  • Prays, namely, That Heaven would be graciously pleased to foment, and blow up to the proper degree, this quarrel between the two chief Heretic Powers, Heaven's chief enemies, whereby Holy Religion might reap a good benefit, if it pleased Heaven. Cited from Carlyle's "History of Friedrich II of Prussia V 6
  • A deputation of the monkey's friends was accordingly despatched to present a humble petition to the surgeon's assistant, praying that he would be graciously pleased to lend his professional aid in saving the jaw, and perhaps the life, of one of the most diverting vagabonds in his Majesty's service. Cited from The Lieutenant and Commander, by Basil Hall