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A Memoir of the Reverend Sydney Smith
Chapter XII
Francis Jeffrey to Saba Holland, 14 June 1845

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June 14, 1845.
“My dear Mrs. Smith,

“I do not systematically destroy my letters, but I
take no care of them, and very few, I fear, have been preserved. I shall make a search, however, and send you all I can. I was very glad to hear some time ago, that
Moore had agreed to assist in preparing the memorial, about which you are naturally so much interested. He will do it, I am sure, in a right spirit, and with the feeling which we are all anxious to see brought to its execution. Then he writes gracefully, is so great a favourite with the public, that the addition of his name cannot fail to be a great recommendation. If it occurs to me, on reflection, that there is anything I can contribute in the way you suggest, I shall be most happy to have my name once more associated with his on such an occasion. You know it must always be a pleasure to me to comply with any request of yours; and the form in which you wish this to be done, is certainly that which I should prefer to any other. Yet the models to which you refer, might well deter me from attempting anything that might lead to comparison.*

“I am glad to think of you at Munden,† rather than in Green-street, in this charming weather; and beg to be most kindly remembered there to my beloved Emily and all her belongings.

“I have not had much to boast of in the way of health since my return, but have still been well enough hitherto to get through with my work. We are fixed

* Sydney’s Letters to the Editors of Sir J. Mackintosh and Mr. Horner’s Memoirs.

Mr. Hibbert’s house in Hertfordshire.

here now, I think, pretty much till winter, and expect to be joined by
Charley and her infant, in a fortnight,

“With kindest regards,
“Ever very affectionately yours,
“F. Jeffrey.”