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THE REV. MONTAGUE FOWLER, M.A. 265

amateur photographers in the kingdom, being far more skilful than many professionals."

" With regard to Archbishop Benson, un doubtedly the special branch of his work was the drawing together of the different Colonial branches of the Church in a closer bond of affection towards the Mother Church. In fact, he succeeded in carry ing out in ecclesiastical matters that Imperial Federation which Mr Chamberlain has now effected in a political sense. There was one interesting point of difference between these two Archbishops. While Dr Thomson was absolutely impervious to criticism, Dr Benson was keenly affected by it, and this made him very cautious in his dealings with the press, sometimes making him to refuse information which might well have been given, and at other times leading him to create difficulties by unburdening his mind to a not over-scrupulous reporter."

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