Sydney Smith

(1771—1845) author and wit

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lived for a time as a tutor in Edinburgh, where he became a friend of Jeffrey and Brougham with whom he founded the Edinburgh Review in 1802. He came to London in 1803, lectured with great success on moral philosophy at the Royal Institution, and became the wittiest and one of the most beloved of the Whig circle at Holland House. He published The Letters of Peter Plymley (1807) in defence of Catholic emancipation, and a considerable number of sermons, speeches, essays, and letters. He was made a canon of St Paul's in 1831.

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