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A Memoir of the Reverend Sydney Smith
Letters 1809
Sydney Smith to Francis Jeffrey, 7 March 1809

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March 7th, 1809.
My dear Jeffrey,

I will review, if you please, ‘Cœlebs in search of a Wife,’ and must beg the favour of an early answer to know if it is at my disposal. I may, perhaps, review something else; but at present I know of nothing. Suggest something to me.

Would you like a review of Fenelon by Mr. Butler,* of Lincoln’s Inn? Has a Mr. Blomfield,† of Trinity College, Cambridge, offered you any classical articles? Do you want any? and will you accept any from Dr. Maltby‡; I think I will review Cockburn’s attack upon the Edinburgh Review—why not? What do you think of the Quarterly? I have written twice to John Murray, to beg the favour of him to make some inquiries for me. Will you have the goodness to find out whether my letters have been received, and whether it is inconvenient to him to do what I have asked him to do? Pray answer these queries punctually, and by return, because time presses for the next number.

Mrs. S. begs to be kindly remembered. It will, I am sure, give her great pleasure to see you again. I

* Charles Butler, Esq., the celebrated Real Property Lawyer.

† The present Bishop of London.

‡ The present Bishop of Durham.

am extremely pleased with your articles, and with the
Code of Conscription. Ever your sincere friend,

Sydney Smith.