Martin is Much Gratified by an Imposing Ceremony
Phiz (Hablot K. Browne)
"I hope my Honourable Friend," said the Gentlemanly Member, of Mr. Pecksniff, "will give me many opportunities of cultivating the knowledge of him, and I may lay to-day two first stones, both belonging to structures which shall last my life!" — Chapter 35
Dickens's Martin Chuzzlewit
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