From A Memoir of the Rev. Sydney Smith, by His Daughter, Lady Holland, with a Selection from His Letters, edited by Mrs. Austin
"I am suffering from my old complaint, the hay-fever (as it is called.) My fear is, perishing by deliquescence; I melt away in nasal and lachrymal profluvia... If consumption is too powerful for physicians, at least they should not suffer themselves to be outwitted by such little upstart disorders as the hay-fever."
From a letter to Dr. Holland, Combe Florey, June, 1835