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Edward Greenly, who entered the move­ ment in the last days of the Mission, gives a different rendering. He attended a meeting at the Holbom Restaurant, and though prepared by two years' study of the Dhamma was unimpressed. To quote his own w ords: "Certainly the Mission was a unique opportunity. So strange a figure as a Buddhist monk in a yellow robe, tall, graceful and dignified, and with features on which commanding intellect was written ; such an one, if gifted with the burning lips of Chrysostom or Knox, might well have stirred cultured London to its depths.

March was of the type without which few societies can for long exist. His tireless enthusiasm was shared by many, but his immense capacity for wearisome yet necessary work was quite unique. W ithout his aid our Magazine might be yet unfounded ; but for his untiring zeal and infinite patience the Buddhist West would still be without a Buddhist Glossary, and the far larger and more complicated publication, our unique Buddhist Lodge Bibliography, which took him five years to compile. It was at this same memorable meeting th at we decided to attem pt a scheme long desired by many of us, a Buddhist Shrine Room open to the public, where all alike might meditate or read, away from the distracting noise of daily life.

J. E. Ellam as Hon. Secretary. Dr. Rost gave up his time to lecturing at meetings convened in private houses, and supporters quickly arrived. Among the first were Alexander Fisher, the noted sculptor, St. George Fox-Pitt, the Hon. Eric Collier, and Capt. Rolleston. Let me now quote from page one of the Buddhist Review, which appeared in January, 1909 : "A t a private house in Harley Street, London, on the evening of November 3rd, 1907, there was a gathering of some twenty-five persons, either Buddhists or interested in the study of Buddhism.

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