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A Memoir of the Reverend Sydney Smith
Letters 1832
Sydney Smith to Lady Holland, [September 1832]

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Combe Florey, 1832.

I am truly sorry, my dear Lady Holland, to hear such bad accounts of Holland House. I am always inquiring about you from all London people, and can hear nothing that pleases me. Try if you cannot send me some more agreeable intelligence.

We have had several people here; among the rest, poor dear Whishaw and John Romilly. I was quite alarmed to hear of his fall, but he was good enough to write us a line today. He should never lay aside a crutch-stick, after the manner of Lord Holland. Luttrell comes here next week, and has appeared by excuse, in his usual manner. We are just returned from Linton and Lymouth;—the finest thing in England, and pronounced by three Mediterranean gentlemen, who were present, to be equal to anything in that sea. The Fazakerleys came there by accident, and to the same house where we were staying. Nobody to me more agreeable than Fazakerley.

The accounts, I am sorry to say, are not very good of Lord John’s success in Devonshire. The Whigs whom I saw at Linton looked very black about it. We have had a delightful summer, and everybody has been pleased with our place; nobody more so than Whishaw. By the bye, let me say a word about John Romilly; a very agreeable and a very well-informed young man:—very candid, though a doctrinaire, with very good
abilities, and legal abilities too, such as I am sure will ensure his success. The whole effect of him, to me, is very agreeable. I hear that the success of
Jeffrey and Murray is certain; that of Abercrombie doubtful.

S. S.