The Life of Edward White Benson, Sometime Archbishop of Canterbury - Vol. 1

The Life of Edward White Benson, Sometime Archbishop of Canterbury - Vol. 1

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The Life of Edward White Benson, Sometime Archbishop of Canterbury - Vol. 1

The Life of Edward White Benson, Sometime Archbishop of Canterbury - Vol. 1

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When I was beginning to consider the possibility of writing a Memoir of my father, I received the ollowing letter from the Bishop of Durham, to whom a common friend had written saying that he had dissuaded me from attempting it:--

AUCKLAND CASTLE, BISHOP AUCKLAND. Dec. 29, 1896.

MY DEAR ARTHUR,

I feel very strongly that it would be almost 'impiety' for any one to attempt to write your father's Life but yourself. The work comes to you as a sacred charge. Every one I am sure who has knowledge will feel the same.

Forgive me for writing. It will be a great and difficult work, but it is your work.

Ever yours affectionately, B. F. DUNELM.

These words, from one of my father's oldest and dearest friends, practically removed any doubts I had entertained on the subject. I accordingly made up my mind to attempt the task. I have been marvellously assisted by certain conditions; (1) by the perfect order in which . . .

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