With all due respect,
> As I remember it, he placed all his chips on Launcelot as the
> founder/extablisher or
> the Anglican Church.
The correct spelling is Lancelot Andrewes, not Launcelot. Nor do I
think Eliot would grudge Henry his crown, or Andrewes his bishops hat
by even, by ever, implying that Andrewes (1555-1626) _founded or
established_ the Anglican Church. I believe that honour correctly
belongs to King Henry VIII, the instigator of the Reformation.
What Eliot comments on in his essay 'Lancelot Andrewes' (1927) , which
is different from the 1928 book, _For Lancelot Andrewes: Essays on
Style and Order_, is Andrewes role in creating the language of
Anglicanism. Andrewes was, Eliot notes, one of the great sermon
writers; and more essentially, one of the translators of the King James
Incidentally, Eliot's epigraph to _For Lancelot Andrewes_ , is to my
mind one of his most beautiful.