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A Memoir of the Reverend Sydney Smith
Letters 1833
Sydney Smith to Lady Morley, January 1833

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Combe Florey, January, 1833.
Dear Lady Morley,

As this is the season for charades and bad pleasantry, I shall say, from a very common appellation
for Palestine, remove the syllable of which egotists are so fond, and you will have the name of the other party which the report concerns; but I repeat again, we as yet know nothing about it.
Stapleton’s letter is decisive, and puts an end to the question. You have no idea how the sacred Valley of Flowers has improved ever since you were here; but I hope you will, before the year is over, come and see. Mrs. Sydney allows me to accept the present you sent me; I stick it in my heart, as P. B. sticks a rose in his button-hole. . . . . Do you want a butler or respectable-looking groom of the chambers? I will be happy to serve you in either capacity; it is time for the clergy to look out. I have also a cassock and stock of sermons to dispose of, dry and fit for use.

Sydney Smith.