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A Memoir of the Reverend Sydney Smith
Letters 1833
Sydney Smith to John Archibald Murray, [August 1834]

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My dear Murray,

Many and sincere thanks for the grouse. I shall be heartily glad if you are returned. The fact is, the Whig Ministry were nearly dissolved before the King put them to death; they were weakened by continual sloughing. They could not have stood a month in the Commons. The King put them out of their misery; in which, I think, he did a very foolish thing.

The meetings in London are generally considered as failures. I was invited to dine with Lord ——. The party was curious: Lady ——, Mrs. F—— L——, Barnes (the Editor of the ‘Times’), myself, and the Duke of Wellington. I was ill, and sent an excuse. Do not imagine I am going to rat. I am a thoroughly honest, and, I will say, liberal person, but have never given way to that puritanical feeling of the Whigs against dining with Tories.
Tory and Whig in turns shall be my host,
I taste no politics in boil’d and roast.

S. S.