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A Memoir of the Reverend Sydney Smith
Letters 1809
Sydney Smith to Lady Holland, [June 1811]

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My dear Lady Holland,

I hope you are quite well, dining with, and giving dinners to, agreeable people; free from all bores, and not displeased with yourself.

I am told Mr. Allen is quite miserable at being defeated by the Archbishop. The trial of skill was remarkable, and it is now quite clear that the atoms have no real power and influence in this world.

My life for the summer is thus disposed of:—I walk up and down my garden, and dine at home, till August; then come my large brother and my little sister; then I go to Manchester, to stay with Philosopher Philips, in September; Horner and Murray come to see me in October; then I shall go and see the Earl Grey; then walk up and down my garden till March.

Sydney Smith.