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Lang Portrait

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Cosmo Gordon Lang, once commissioned a portrait from the celebrated artist William Orpen.

Some time later, Lang, unhappy with his depiction, sought the advice of Hensley Henson, the bishop of Durham. "I fear it portrays me as proud, arrogant, and worldly," he explained.

"And to which of the three," the bishop replied, "does Your Grace take exception?"

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