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A Memoir of the Reverend Sydney Smith
Letters 1820
Sydney Smith to Francis Jeffrey, [1] October 1820

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Foston, October, 1820.
My dear Jeffrey,

I shall be much obliged to you to print my two articles in the next Review, and to inform me of your intention on that point, under cover to G. Philips, Esq., M.P., Sedgeley, Manchester.

My Ireland I have taken some pains with. The history of the termination of the rivers of Botany Bay is curious, the article short, and undertaken at your special request that I should write another article.

Is Southey’sLife of Wesley’ appropriated? Is
Lord John Russell’s book, called ‘
Essays and Sketches of Life and Character, by a Gentleman who has left his Lodgings’?

It is impossible but that the Queen will defeat the King, and throw out the Administration. The majority of bishops, with the Archbishop of York at their head, are against the divorce; the Archbishop of Canterbury is for it.

We have had a good harvest, but there is no market for anything.

I am sorry to see the appointment of Wilson. If Walter Scott can succeed in nominating a successor to Reid and Stewart, there is an end of the University of Edinburgh: your Professors then become competitors in the universal race of baseness and obsequiousness to power.

Sydney Smith.