He knew very well that he must tell some story this evening for the edification of the company, and led up to it with the inspiration of anticipatory triumph.
Their children are sometimes congenital idiots, like the hero of our story; sometimes they are found in the dock at the Assizes, where they are generally acquitted by the jury for edifying motives; sometimes they distinguish themselves by one of those burning scandals that amaze the public and add another blot to the stained record of our age.
Was it very edifying and instructive?" asked Aglaya.
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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.