Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Sydney Smith” in chapter 9 of Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2:
...was entirely ignorant.
Lord Brougham is not agreeable at dinner.
He is, however, more interesting than any person I have met. He has not the airy graces and flow of Jeffrey, the piercing humor of Sydney Smith , the dramatic power of Theodore Hook, or the correct tone of Charles Austin; but he has a power, a fulness of information and physical spirits, which make him more commanding than all!
His great ch...
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