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Published by Clarendon Press in Oxford .
Written in English


  • Smith, Sydney, -- 1771-1845. -- Correspondence.,
  • Church of England -- Clergy -- Correspondence.,
  • Authors, English -- 19th century -- Correspondence.,
  • Clergy -- England -- Correspondence.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Nowell C. Smith.
ContributionsSmith, Nowell Charles, 1871-
LC ClassificationsPR5458 A3 1956
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v. (xxxii, 889 p.) :
Number of Pages889
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17894039M

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A Memoir of the Reverend Sydney Smith: Letters Sydney Smith No preview available - Common terms and phrases. Birkbeck's second book is not so good as.   Canon, Sydney Smith () was an English writer and Anglican clergyman. In , he became a scholar of New College, Oxford; took his degree in and obtained his M. A. in In , he published his first book, Six Sermons: Preached in Charlotte Street Chapel 3/5. Sydney Smith was not an idle man, but the very reverse ; he might not however, write without some stimulus. The other best known persons to whom letters are most fre- quently addressed are Lord and. Peter Plymley’s letters, and Sydney Smith’s articles on the same subject in The Edinburgh Review were the most powerful aids furnished by the pen to the solution of the burning question of their time. Lord Murray called the Plymley letters “after Pascal’s letters the most instructive piece of wisdom in the form of irony ever written.”.

THE LETTERS OF SYDNEY SMITH By ALAN BELL, M.A. ASSISTANT KEEPER OF MANUSCRIPTS IN THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND OF all literary reputations, that of the political pamphleteer and periodical journalist is the most rarely prolonged into.   Adam Fox; The Letters of Sydney Smith, English: Journal of the English Association, Vol Is 1 March , Pages 21–22, : Adam Fox. The duty was undertaken by his daughter, Saba Lady Holland, who in published A Memoir of the Reverend Sydney Smith. To this memoir was subjoined a volume of extracts from his letters, compiled by his friend and admirer, Mrs. Austin. Sydney Smith is often referred to in political biographies and memoirs of the early 19th century - from which you learn him to have been a great wit, but very little else about him. This is a thoughtful concise and well written biography of a man who was lionised in society for his conversation and admired for his letter-writing but who was also humane and held in great affection by many people.4/5(1).

Selected letters of Sydney Smith. [Sydney Smith; Nowell C Smith] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Book: All Authors / Contributors: Sydney Smith; Nowell C Smith. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number. Sydney Smith was an English writer and an Anglican cleric. He along with his friends founded ‘The Edinburgh Review’ which fascinated the masses by its political and literary criticism. He wrote articles for it and his contribution for the first 25 years is believed to play a significant role in its success. Letters of Sydney Smith. edited by Nowell C. Smith. () Category. Books. Date. Materials. Place of origin. England. Collection. Plas Newydd, Anglesey (Accredited Museum) NT Summary. Bibliographic description. 2v. 23 cm.. UNVERIFIED. Shelflist entry - state unknown. Makers and roles. Sydney Smith () Nowell. THE SELECTED WRITINGS OF SYDNEY SMITH. By. GET WEEKLY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: Many of his polemics against the state of things in early 19th century England were in the form of letters and their subjects indicate the gratifyingly wide interests of the man- Catholicism, game laws, female education, the whole field of political and social.