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Sympathy of English Archbishops, notably Howley, Benson and Temple—Fund for the Egyptian Bishopric—Sir John Fowler's Work in Egypt—How He helped the Government and the Expedition after General Gordon's Death—Sir John's Third Son at Harrow and Cambridge—With Archbishop Benson—Mr and Mrs Fowler in the Literary World—Features of the Work at All Hallows’—Investigations in Egypt—Proposal for Egyptian Bishopric; the Difficulties between the Promoters and the Government—Lord Cromer's Attitude—Brighter Prospects—The Down-trodden Nestorian or East Syrian Church—Recollections of Archbishop Benson and Archbishop Thomson

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CHAPTER XII

PREBENDARY WEBB-PEPLOE, M.A.

Vicar of St Paul’s, Onslow Square

QUARTER OF A CENTURY IN THE WEST END

Recognition of Twenty-five Years Service At Cheltenham and Cambridge—Successful but Unfortunate Athlete—Decrease in Tithe and Poverty among the Clergy—Dearth of Clergy—Tendency of Modern Fashions—The Clergyman and Society—Possible Relations between Church and Nonconformity

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CHAPTER XIII

THE BISHOP OF ZULULAND

The Right Rev. William Marlborough Carter, D.D.

THE CHURCH AND THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA

Setting up the Church in the Home of Warriors—Century's History of Zululand—Early Religious Efforts—Formation of the See of Zululand—Bishop Mackenzie's Lasting Work—Bishop Carter: Out-and-Out Etonian—Aquatic Success at Oxford and Henley—In Charge of Eton Mission in the East End—Condition of the Diocese Eleven Years Ago—Scene of British Valour marked by a Central Church—Zulus and Ancestor Worship—Polygamy a Serious Difficulty—God never intended Blacks and Whites to Marry—Boers and Church Services—War a Hindrance to the Work of the Church—Bishop's Strange Experiences

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