You have laid a foundation that any edifice may be raised upon; and is it not a pity that you should devote the spring-time of your life to such a poor pursuit as I can offer?’
Within the shadow, I may figuratively say, of that religious edifice immortalized by Chaucer, which was anciently the resort of Pilgrims from the remotest corners of — in short,’ said Mr. Micawber, ’in the immediate neighbourhood of the Cathedral.’
But there was no vacancy for a tenor in the venerable Pile for which this city is so justly eminent; and he has — in short, he has contracted a habit of singing in public-houses, rather than in sacred edifices.’
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The corporation was housed in an imposing edifice.
He was determined to defeat the bill and tear down the entire edifice of free trade treaties.