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A Memoir of the Reverend Sydney Smith
Letters 1835
Sydney Smith to Sarah Austin, July 1835

Author's Preface
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Chapter III
Chapter IV
Chapter V
Chapter VI
Chapter VII
Chapter VIII
Chapter IX
Chapter X
Chapter XI
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Combe Florey, July, 1835.

Many thanks, dear Mrs. ——, for your kindness in thinking of me and my journey after the door was shut; but you have a good heart, and I hope it will be rewarded with that aliment in which the heart delights,—the respectful affection of the wise and just.

I will write to you before I come to Boulogne, and am obliged to you for the commission. I have been
travelling one hundred and fifty miles in my carriage, with a green parrot and the ‘
Life of Mackintosh.’ I shall be much surprised if this book does not become extremely popular. It is full of profound and eloquent remarks on men, books, and events. What more, dear lady, can you wish for in a book?

I found here seven grandchildren, all in a dreadful state of perspiration and screaming. You are in the agonies of change; always some pain in leaving! I could say a great deal on that subject, only I am afraid you would quiz me. And, pray, what am I to do for my evening parties in November, if you are not in London? Surely you must have overlooked this when you resolved to stay at Boulogne.

Mr. Whishaw is coming down here on the 8th of August, to stay some days. He is truly happy in the country. What a pleasure it would be if you were here to meet him! But to get human beings together who ought to be together, is a dream.

Keep a little corner in that fine heart of yours for me, however small it may be; a clergyman in your heart will keep all your other notions in good order. God bless you!

Sydney Smith.