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THE LIFE OF
EDWARD WHITE BENSON
SOMETIME ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY
BY HIS SON
ARTHUR CHRISTOPHER BENSON
OF ETON COLLEGE
“Not only to believe on Him, but also to suffer for His sake, having
IN TWO VOLUMES
NEW YORK: THE MACMILLAN COMPANY
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To My Mother.
To her who loved him best, whom he loved best;
To her, who gave her life to guard, to tend,
To comfort ; loving wife, deep-hearted friend, True comrade, to the threshold of his rest :Not with unreasoning worship softly drest
To please his mood, but subtly wise to blend
Large love with tender counsel, to unbend The anxious brow, and cheer the labouring breast.
Therefore, because to-day the sacred fires
I who have drawn his likeness, drawn with tears, Proud tears, and infinite longings, great desires,
The loving labour of laborious years In love, in hope, I consecrate to thee.