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A Memoir of the Reverend Sydney Smith
Letters 1843
Sydney Smith to Mary Berry, [October] 1843

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
Chapter XII
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I hope, my dear friend, you are well. I met the lofty P—— on the railroad, and he gave me some account of you, but not enough for my ravenous desire of your welfare. Oh, happy woman! the suburban beauties of Richmond were not enough; but Providence sent you ——, a woman of piety and ancient faith; and the preux chevalier, sans peur et sans reproche!

Mrs. Sydney and I are tolerably well. The diminished temperature has restored my locomotive powers, such as they are; but in the dog-days I could not move.

We have had Tommy Moore and Lady Morley, and a few more unknown to fame. Dr. Holland has just made a rush from Combe Florey to Jerusalem. By the bye, I saw a piece of news the other day, in which a gentleman made his good fortune known to the world in the public papers. “Last week the Rev. Elias Johnson was made Examining Chaplain to the Bishop of Jerusalem!” I should like to know what his questions are to the candidates.

I presume you have never been a day without crowds. Has the Davy glittered at Richmond? By deaths and
marriages the world is thinned since we met. My kindest regards to
Lady Charlotte, to both of you, and those of Mrs. Sydney. Yours,

Sydney Smith.