After I had sat a few minutes, and read a little for the comfort and edification
of himself and his afflicted wife, I left them; but I had not proceeded fifty yards before I encountered Mr.
Should any of my friends chance to read the story of my adventures upon Caprona, I hope they will not be bored by these diversions, and if they are, I can only say that I am writing my memoirs for my own edification
and therefore setting down those things which interested me particularly at the time.
The three captives, heavily ironed, were exposed each day in the compound, as good examples of what happened to bad examples, all for the edification
of the seven score and ten half-wild Poonga-Poonga men.
I am an example of some of the workings of the social system of this illustrious country on the individual native, during the early part of the present century; and, if I may say so without unbecoming vanity, I should like to quote myself for the edification
of my countrymen.
And when Tom had landed his father safely at the office, to the great edification
of all beholders, he screwed up his courage, and went to prefer his request, feeling that the prospect brightened a little.
replied Mrs Nickleby, bending towards Mrs Wititterly, and speaking a little louder for that lady's edification
Where the poet writes for edification
he is likely to be dull, but when his story provides him with sea-voyages, with battles, chances for dramatic dialogue, or any incidents of vigorous action or of passion, the zest for adventure and war rekindles, and we have descriptions and narratives of picturesque color and stern force.
He took no more opportunities to be alone with her than was absolutely necessary for the edification
Will you then kindly answer, for the edification
of the company and of myself ?
Millward was mighty in important dogmas and sententious jokes, pompous anecdotes and oracular discourses, dealt out for the edification
of the whole assembly in general, and of the admiring Mrs.
When he saw that two warriors were placed beside the cage, and that these drove off the women and children and young men who would have eventually tortured Numa to death, he knew that the lion would be safe until he was needed for the evening's entertainment, when he would be more cruelly and scientifically tortured for the edification
of the entire tribe.
just newly built, and ready for the Baronet's assumption of the office of High Sheriff of his county), drove up to the little house in Curzon Street, to the edification
of Raggles, who was watching from his greengrocer's shop, and saw fine plumes within, and enormous bunches of flowers in the breasts of the new livery-coats of the footmen.
Her guests stepped out at the wide entrance, and the stout porter, who used to read the newspapers in the mornings behind the glass door, to the edification
of the passers-by, noiselessly opened the immense door, letting the visitors pass by him into the house.
I read it constantly--in my own copy of the edition printed by subscription, in the first days of my widowhood--and at every fresh perusal I derive an increase of spiritual benefit and edification
Royal Highnesses, artists, men of science, young statesmen, and charlatans of all ages and conditions, who, unsubstantial and light, bobbing up like corks, show best the direction of the surface currents, had been welcomed in that house, listened to, penetrated, understood, appraised, for her own edification