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Memoir of the Rev. Sydney Smith
By his Daughter, Lady Holland, with a Selection from his Letters

Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Literary Studies

  • Date Published: March 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108069625

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  • First published in 1855 and reissued here in the second edition of that year, this two-volume work celebrates the life of the author, wit and clergyman Sydney Smith (1771–1845). A founder of the second Edinburgh Review, Smith is best remembered for his entertaining observations and witticisms. The work comprises a memoir, written by Smith's daughter Saba Holland (1802–66), and a selection of letters, edited by Sarah Austin (1793–1867). Together, the volumes offer private insights into a man who lived much of his life in the public eye. Volume 1 contains Holland's memoir, which includes biographical details as well as descriptions of her father's articles for the Edinburgh Review. Sharing her father's sense of humour, she peppers her account with many of his best jokes, while also emphasising his character as compassionate clergyman, loving father and dutiful friend.

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    • Date Published: March 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108069625
    • length: 458 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.58kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Birth of family
    2. Arrives at Edinburgh
    3. Extracts from lectures
    4. Quits Edinburgh for London
    5. 1806. Political changes
    6. Establishment in Yorkshire
    7. Builds house
    8. Legacy
    9. Happiness increased by his promotion
    10. Visit to Combe Florey
    11. Pamphlet on ballot
    12. Extract from Lady ––'s journal
    Index.

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    Saba Holland

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