The Gift of Humility

“There is the story of the dinner-party at Bishop Stillingfleet’s, at which the guest, who had been sitting next Bentley, said to the Bishop after dinner, ‘My Lord, that chaplain of yours is certainly a very extraordinary man.’ […] ‘Yes,’ said Stillingfleet, ‘had he but the gift of humility, he would be the most extraordinary man in Europe.'”

R.C. Jebb, Bentley (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1902) p.38

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