(above, a caricature by Edward Landseer, of Sydney Smith.)
From The Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth, Vol. 2
A VERY PLEASANT EVENING
"That we had a very pleasant evening I need scarcely say, but to Boswell Sydney Smith would out-Boswell Boswell."
From A Letter to Mrs. R, Butler, North Audley Street, Dec. 3, 1843