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  • The Archbishop of Canterbury is the principal leader of the Church of England.
  • The question is, what did the archbishop find?’
    Lewis Carroll  --  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  • When Archbishop Dante de Luna died, bells all over the province tolled unceasingly for nine days and nine nights,
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Enter Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry VIII

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  • The marshal and the archbishop are strong:
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 2
  • The Archbishop knew that most of the priests of Peru were scoundrels.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • PraiseGodfromwhomall Bles—sings—Flo—w
    PraiseHimallcreatures He—re Bee—low
    PraiseHimaboveye Heav’n—ly Ho—st
    PraiseFatherSonand Ho—ly Gho—st!
    In the confusion that followed, if the Archbishop of Canterbury had materialized in full regalia Jean Louise would not have been in the least surprised: the congregation had failed to notice any change in Mrs. Haskins’s lifelong interpretation, and they intoned the Doxology to its bitter end as they had been reared to do, while Mrs. Haskins…
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • My name had been put forward by Archbishop Desmond Tutu from South Africa.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • A novel as good as, say, The Bridge of San Luis Rey or Death Comes for the Archbishop—something unpretentious but with a certain quality of near-perfection.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • My father telephoned the archbishop and next thing you knew, done and dusted, they’d shipped him off to Uruguay.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch

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  • Dressed in full military uniform, ancestral sword at his hip, he stood before the high altar with the archbishop.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • Then he added, with a smile, "To him who contents himself with the surplice of a curate, God sends the cope of an archbishop."
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • In the sacred college, you know, of cardinals and archbishops and bishops there were two men who held out against it while the others were all for it.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • I saw, besides, many old sailors, with rings in their ears, and whiskers curled in ringlets, and tarry pigtails, and their swaggering, clumsy sea-walk; and if I had seen as many kings or archbishops I could not have been more delighted.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • Where’s the archbishop’s letter?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • They were both cardinals and archbishops of Rouen.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • It was too whimsical a sighting for the archbishop to pronounce as authentic, but still.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • There were many other tasteful presents, from various barons, archbishops, princes, landgraves, tributary kings, corporations, popes, sultans, royal commissions, urban district councils, czars, beys, mahatmas, and so forth, but the nicest present of al was sent most affectionately by his own guardian, old Sir Ector.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • At the end of eight years, after having learned to write Latin poetry, play the clavichord, talk about falconry with gentlemen and apologetics, with archbishops, discuss affairs of state with foreign rulers and affairs of God with the Pope, she returned to her parents’ home to weave funeral wreaths.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • I make no manner of doubt but that, in this light, we may see the imaginary future chancellor just called to the bar, the archbishop in crape, and the prime minister at the tail of an opposition, more truly happy than those who are invested with all the power and profit of those respective offices.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • "You say," he demanded eagerly, "that the monks petitioned the archbishop?"
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • I remained here last evening, partly because I have a great admiration for the French archbishop Bourdaloue.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • "Yes, they’re …. they’ve gone with Marco just now to speak with the archbishop about the service."
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • She’d been very polite when she put the question to the archbishop, and in her opinion it had been really unreasonable for her grandmother to scream like a baboon and drag her out of the cathedral by her ear.
    Terry Pratchett  --  Nation
  • To become a priest in Ethiopia, it was enough for the archbishop in Addis Ababa to blow his breath into a cloth bag which was then carried to the provinces and opened in a church yard, allowing for the mass ordination of hundreds.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • People often compared him with his fellow man of the cloth Archbishop Desmond Tutu, but of course that didn’t mean anything to me.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • Thou hast to know that I was the Count Ugolino and he the Archbishop Ruggieri.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • He clung to one idea—that of his happiness, destroyed, without apparent cause, by an unheard-of fatality; he considered and reconsidered this idea, devoured it (so to speak), as the implacable Ugolino devours the skull of Archbishop Roger in the Inferno of Dante.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The other guests were ex-President Benjamin Harrison and Archbishop Ireland, who were in Paris at the time.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • What is the Archbishop of Savesoul’s income of L100,000 seized from the scant bread and cheese of hundreds of thousands of broken-backed laborers (all sure of heaven without any of Savesoul’s help) what is that globular L100,000 but a Fast-Fish?
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Charles, Cardinal de Bourbon, Archbishop and Comte of Lyon, Primate of the Gauls, was allied both to Louis XI.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The Archbishop paled, then flushed, and passed the hose to the Lord High Admiral, whispering, "See, my lord!"
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • (+) The Archbishop of Rouen.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • So the Archbishop, by the advice of Merlin, sent for all the lords and gentlemen of arms that they should come by Christmas even unto London.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • So the Archbishop, by the advice of Merlin, sent for all the lords and gentlemen of arms that they should come by Christmas even unto London.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • "Not so," answered Fitzurse; "I will take sanctuary in this church of Saint Peter—the Archbishop is my sworn brother."
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Langdon could see the articles clearly in his mind …. THE BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION June 14, 1998 Pope John Paul I, who died in 1978, fell victim to a plot by the P2 Masonic Lodge …. The secret society P2 decided to murder John Paul I when it saw he was determined to dismiss the American Archbishop Paul Marcinkus as President of the Vatican Bank.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • And he would say to her in confidential moments, "By Jove, Beck, you’re fit to be Commander-in-Chief, or Archbishop of Canterbury, by Jove."
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • …spirits were so high on this occasion, that though she did not often speak unnecessarily to Mr. Collins, she could not help asking him whether he intended to accept Mr. Bingley’s invitation, and if he did, whether he would think it proper to join in the evening’s amusement; and she was rather surprised to find that he entertained no scruple whatever on that head, and was very far from dreading a rebuke either from the Archbishop, or Lady Catherine de Bourgh, by venturing to dance.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • To which Sancho made answer, "If fortune, sirs, should bring things about in such a way that my master should have a mind, instead of being an emperor, to be an archbishop, I should like to know what archbishops-errant commonly give their squires?"
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • They talked too much at the mess and I drank wine because tonight we were not all brothers unless I drank a little and talked with the priest about Archbishop Ireland who was, it seemed, a noble man and with whose injustice, the injustices he had received and in which I participated as an American, and of which I had never heard, I feigned acquaintance.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • It was to be led by Archbishop Tutu and the Reverend Allan Boesak.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • …Pocket was the only daughter of a certain quite accidental deceased Knight, who had invented for himself a conviction that his deceased father would have been made a Baronet but for somebody’s determined opposition arising out of entirely personal motives,—I forget whose, if I ever knew,—the Sovereign’s, the Prime Minister’s, the Lord Chancellor’s, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s, anybody’s,—and had tacked himself on to the nobles of the earth in right of this quite supposititious fact.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • "Oh, I know he’s very clever," meaning by that ’very cunning,’ "but that makes no difference; fancy a Jew here, and she the sister and sister-in-law of two Archbishops."
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • In 1980, when Archbishop Oscar Romero was murdered by a right-wing death squad in El Salvador, faculty and students held a protest vigil at the Duke Chapel, and Farmer attended.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • There are the names, in the sweet old visionary connexion, David Copperfield and Dora Spenlow; and there, in the corner, is that Parental Institution, the Stamp Office, which is so benignantly interested in the various transactions of human life, looking down upon our Union; and there is the Archbishop of Canterbury invoking a blessing on us in print, and doing it as cheap as could possibly be expected.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • So was Thomas Beckett Archbishop of Canterbury, supported against Henry the Second, by the Pope; the subjection of Ecclesiastiques to the Common-wealth, having been dispensed with by William the Conqueror at his reception, when he took an Oath, not to infringe the liberty of the Church.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • ’Then are you any relation to the Archbishop of Canterbury?’ inquired the old gentleman with great anxiety, ’or to the Pope of Rome?
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • The Moslem Archbishop had been emphatic and over-arrogant; the young prince was merely sulky at the curtailment of his privileges, but there was no need he should continue a correspondence which might some day compromise him.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • 883 Seven years and the summer is over 4 Seven years since the Archbishop left Us, He who was always kind to his people.
    T.S. Eliot  --  Murder in the Cathedral
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