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A Memoir of the Reverend Sydney Smith
Letters 1809
Sydney Smith to Francis Jeffrey, 4 November 1809

Author's Preface
Chapter I
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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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November 4th, 1809.
My dear Jeffrey,

I have just returned from Lord Grey’s, and have only leisure to reply to the business part of your letter. You may write to Payne Knight without scruple, and, using your old illustration of Czar Peter, you may mention money; or rather leave that to me, and I will write to him about it. I hope you will not be affronted if I seriously advise you to dictate a letter to him. Your motto is, Mens sine manu.

Blomfield is an admirable scholar. Publish his review, and Payne Knight will write you something else; but this is just as you please; I have no wish really upon the subject. I will write soon at length. God bless you!

Sydney Smith.