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  • They were there gathered together without distinction of social class (and a most edifying spectacle it was to see) in that simple fane beside the waves, after the storms of this weary world, kneeling before the feet of the immaculate, reciting the litany of Our Lady of Loreto, beseeching her to intercede for them, the old familiar words, holy Mary, holy virgin of virgins.

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  • She edifies and inspires her supporters everywhere she speaks.
  • I do not suppose the situation my friend Mrs Rooke is in at present, will furnish much either to interest or edify me.
    Austen, Jane  --  Persuasion

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