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A pretty building I'm making, without either bricks or timber. I'm up i' the garret a'ready, and haven't so much as dug the foundation.
         

A pretty building I'm making, without either bricks or timber. I'm up i' the garret a'ready, and haven't so much as dug the foundation.


George Eliot, Adam Bede
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This page presents the quote "A pretty building I'm making, without either bricks or timber. I'm up i' the garret a'ready, and haven't so much as dug the foundation.". Author of this quote is George Eliot, Adam Bede. This quote is about foundations, patience, reality,.