I was chiefly edified, I am afraid, by the pictures, which were numerous, and represented all kinds of dismal horrors; but the Martyrs and Peggotty’s house have been inseparable in my mind ever since, and are now.
I pressed Traddles into the service without his knowledge; and whenever he came to see us, exploded my mines upon him for the edification of Dora at second hand.
’Because,’ said the milkman, going on as if he had received no answer, and speaking, as I judged from his tone, rather for the edification of somebody within the house, than of the youthful servant — an impression which was strengthened by his manner of glaring down the passage — ’because that there little bill has been running so long, that I begin to believe it’s run away altogether, and never won’t be heerd of.
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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.