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Smith, Sydney 1771-1845

Works: 397 works in 1,376 publications in 2 languages and 19,998 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Periodicals  Records and correspondence  Quotations  Interviews  Humor  Controversial literature  Church history 
Roles: Recipient, Former owner
Classifications: PR5458, 824.7
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The works of the Rev. Sydney Smith by Sydney Smith( Book )
100 editions published between 1839 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,417 libraries worldwide
Fallacies of anti-reformers by Sydney Smith( file )
5 editions published between 1956 and 1961 in English and held by 1,178 libraries worldwide
The Edinburgh review ( serial )
in English and held by 788 libraries worldwide
A letter to Archdeacon Singleton on the Ecclesiastical Commission by Sydney Smith( file )
19 editions published between 1837 and 2005 in English and held by 588 libraries worldwide
English essays from Sir Philip Sidney to Macaulay; with introductions, notes and illustrations by Charles William Eliot( Book )
2 editions published in 1937 in English and held by 542 libraries worldwide
A collection of essays by the following: Sir Philip Sidney, Ben Jonson, Abraham Cowley, joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele, Jonathan Swift, Daniel Defoe, Samuel Johnson, David Hume, Sydney Smith, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Hazlitt, Leigh Hunt, Charles Lamb, Thomas de Quincey, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Thomas Babington Macaulay
Letters on the subjects of the Catholics to my brother Abraham, who lives in the country by Sydney Smith( Book )
38 editions published between 1808 and 1987 in English and held by 473 libraries worldwide
A fragment on the Irish Roman Catholic Church by Sydney Smith( file )
29 editions published in 1845 in English and Undetermined and held by 457 libraries worldwide
Mr. Dyson's speech to the freeholders on reform by Sydney Smith( file )
17 editions published in 1831 in English and held by 434 libraries worldwide
Letters on American debts by Sydney Smith( file )
18 editions published between 1843 and 1978 in English and held by 423 libraries worldwide
Second letter to Archdeacon Singleton being the third of the cathedral letters by Sydney Smith( file )
18 editions published between 1838 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 417 libraries worldwide
Ballot by Sydney Smith( file )
20 editions published between 1839 and 1871 in English and held by 367 libraries worldwide
Elementary sketches of moral philosophy : delivered at the Royal institution, in the years 1804, 1805, and 1806 by Sydney Smith( Book )
30 editions published between 1849 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 308 libraries worldwide
"These Elementary Lectures, on Moral (or Mental) Philosophy, were delivered at the Royal Institution in the years 1804-5-6, before a mixed audience of ladies and gentlemen, upon a subject very little considered then in this country. They are scarcely more than an enumeration of those great men that have originated and treated on this important science, with a short account of their various opinions, and frequent compilations from their works. Though Mr. Sydney Smith had had the advantage of a close attendance, for five years, upon the beautiful lectures delivered by Mr. Dugald Stewart in the University of Edinburgh, and an almost daily communication with him, and with that remarkable man Dr. Thomas Brown, who succeeded Mr. Stewart in the professor's chair of Moral Philosophy, yet these Lectures, from the circumstances under which they were delivered, were necessarily very superficial; it being impossible to fix the attention of persons wholly unaccustomed to such abstruse and difficult subjects, with any beneficial effect, for the prescribed time of the Lecture. Some portions of the first course of Lectures were, a few years after, amplified and embodied in the "Edinburgh Review, " under the titles of Professional Education, Female Education, and Public Schools; and as he considered what remained could be of no further use, he destroyed several, and was proceeding to destroy the whole. An earnest entreaty was made that those not yet torn up might be spared, and it was granted. These Lectures then (the first course being rendered very imperfect, though from the ninth they are perfect and consecutive) profess to be nothing more than a popular colloquial sketch of a very curious and interesting subject, written to be spoken. They are given in clear language, often illustrated by happy allusions, by eloquence, and by a playfulness of fancy that was eminently his own. Though very far from a learned book, it may prove perhaps an interesting one; conveying great truths, and much useful knowledge, in a less dry and repulsive shape than in a discussion on Moral Philosophy they are commonly to be found"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Mission escape by Sydney Smith( Book )
3 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 292 libraries worldwide
A memoir of the Reverend Sydney Smith by Sydney Smith( Book )
21 editions published between 1854 and 1869 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
"It will be seen in the narrative, and, in justice to my father, it ought not to be forgotten, that he entered the Church out of consideration for, and in obedience to, the wishes of his father ; ... with a strong natural bias towards another profession ; so that, in his passage through life, he had often to exercise control over himself, and to make a struggle to do that which is comparatively easy to those who have embraced their profession from taste and inclination alone." - p. ix
Wit and wisdom of the Rev. Sydney Smith being selections from his writings and passages of his letters and table-talk by Sydney Smith( Book )
17 editions published between 1856 and 1979 in English and German and held by 208 libraries worldwide
Third letter to Archdeacon Singleton by Sydney Smith( file )
15 editions published in 1839 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
A letter to the electors upon the Catholic question by Sydney Smith( file )
16 editions published between 1826 and 2010 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
The wit and wisdom of the Rev. Sydney Smith; a selection of the most memorable passages in his writings and conversation by Sydney Smith( Book )
28 editions published between 1800 and 1901 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
The letters of Peter Plymley to his brother Abraham who lives in the country, together with selected writings, sermons, and speeches by Sydney Smith( Book )
9 editions published between 1929 and 1972 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Dyson, Mr., 1771-1845
Dyson, ... Mr. 1771-1845 Pseudonym
Dyson, Mr., pseud.
Mr. Dyson, 1771-1845
Plymley, Peter, 1771-1845
Plymley, Peter 1771-1845 Pseudonym
Plymley, Peter, pseud.
Smith, Sidney, 1771-1845
Smith, Sydney
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German (5)
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