Excerpt from John Allen and His Friends AT my friend's request, I prefix to this very interesting book these few lines of hearty commendation. I never met Archdeacon Allen personally, and only became acquainted with his widow and daughters after his death. My particular friendship was with Miss May Allen, the well-kwn and highly esteemed missionary of the at Zanzibar, who in later years Worked under Bishop Blyth in Palestine and Egypt. To her the Archdeacon, in earlier days, addressed the letters printed in Chapter XXV. The book is t a biography in the ordinary sense. The title is rightly john Allen and his Friends, as the Friends, from Tennyson and Fitzgerald and Thackeray to the young winnington-ingram who is w Bishop of London, lend to the successive sketches their peculiar interest. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.