I drink my love to you all, and every success <attend> you!

park sang joon

Senior Member
The narrator recalls his adolescence.
His so very poor, old friend Mr. Micawber's family is going to emigrate to Australia before long.
He, his great aunt, and his best friends Agnes and Traddles visited Mr. Micawber.
They are drinking Punch.
'My love,' observed Mr. Micawber, 'it is impossible for me not to be touched by your affection. I am always willing to defer to your good sense. What will be - will be. Heaven forbid that I should grudge my native country any portion of the wealth that may be accumulated by our descendants!'
'That's well,' said my aunt, nodding towards Mr. Peggotty, 'and I drink my love to you all, and every blessing and success attend you!'
[David Copperfield by Charles Dickens]
I'd like to know why it is "attend," not "to attend."
Thank you in advance for your help.
  • park sang joon

    Senior Member
    Thank you, Glenfarclas, for another so very helpful answer from you. :)
    Then I was wondering if "may" is implied before "every."
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