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A Memoir of the Reverend Sydney Smith
Letters 1826
Sydney Smith to Catharine Amelia Smith, 22 April 1826

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Paris, April 22nd, 1826.
Dearest Kate,

From Montmartre there is a noble panorama of Paris. From thence I went to the Assembly of Deputies,—a dark, disagreeable hall. I was placed so far from them that I could not hear. They got up and read their speeches, and read them like very bad parsons. I dined at seven o’clock at the Ambassador’s; Miss Fox carried me there. The company consisted of Lord and Lady Granville, Lady Hardy (Sir Charles Hardy’s lady), Mr. and Mrs. Ellis, Lady C. Wortley, Mr. Sneyd, Mr. Abercrombie, and two or three attaches; and in the afternoon came a profusion of French duchesses,—in general very good-looking, well-dressed people, with more form and ceremony than belongs to English duchesses. The house was less splendid than I expected, though I fancy I did not see the state apartments. There is an assembly there this morning, to see the greenhouses and gardens, to which I am invited: you know my botanic skill—it will be called into action this morning; tomorrow I am going to a déjeûner à la fourchette with the Duke de Broglie.

I have renewed my acquaintance with young ——.
There is something in him, but he does not know how little it is; he is much admired as a beauty. God bless you all! I have written every day.

S. S.