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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chapter 22: Westminster Abbey (search)
the absence of Dean Bradley, owing to a death in his family, the Sub-Dean, Canon Prothero, was called to the chair. Mr. Bennoch having form Dean's acceptance of the bust. Earl Granville then said: Mr. Sub-Dean, Ladies and Gentlemen, . . . I am afraid I cannot fulfil the promiseh the greatest pleasure I make the offer of this memorial to the Sub-Dean; and from the kindness we have received already from the authoritiesit will be received in the same spirit. I beg to offer you, Mr. Sub-Dean, the bust which has been subscribed for. The American Minister, Mr. Lowell, then said: Mr. Sub-Dean, my Lord, Ladies and Gentlemen, I think I may take upon myself the responsibility, in the name of the daugh few words of feeling, of gratitude, and of appreciation. The Sub-Dean, in accepting the bust, remarked that it was impossible not to feel,er, where, taking his stand in front of the covered bust, The Sub-Dean then said: I feel to-day that a double solemnity attaches to this oc