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A Memoir of the Reverend Sydney Smith
Letters 1833
Sydney Smith to John Archibald Murray, 24 December 1833

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Combe Florey, Taunton, Dec. 24th, 1833.
My dear John,

Pray send me a word or two respecting Scotland and Scotch friends. Is it true that one of the Scotch Judges is about to resign either life or place? and will Jeffrey succeed him? This will be very agreeable news to me, for I wish to see him in port. We are becoming quiet and careless here. What is your state in Scotland? I begin to hope we shall not have a revolution, though perhaps I am too sanguine.

Read Hamilton’sAmerica,’—excellent, and yet unjust. Suppose a well-bred man to travel in stagecoaches, and to live at ordinaries here; what would be his estimate of England and Englishmen?

We are living here with open windows, and complaining of the heat. Remember me kindly to Jus and Pus Thompson,* and to Mr. Rutherford. I regret sincerely I am so far from Edinburgh. God bless you, dear John!

Sydney Smith.