Among the sights of Europe, that of Rome has ever been held one of the most striking and in some respects edifying.
When she made remarks to this edifying effect, she had a firm little frown on her brow, which yet did not hinder her face from looking benevolent, and her words which came forth like a procession were uttered in a fervid agreeable contralto.
He had been used every day to taste the flavor of supremacy and the tribute of complete deference: and the certainty that he was watched or measured with a hidden suspicion of his having some discreditable secret, made his voice totter when he was speaking to edification.
"Selina" received her with a pathetic affectionateness and a disposition to give edifying answers on the commonest topics, which could hardly have reference to an ordinary quarrel of which the most important consequence was a perturbation of Mr. Bulstrode’s health.
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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.