Person    | Male  Born 3/6/1771  Died 22/2/1845

Reverend Sydney Smith

Categories: Literature

Wit, for example "I never read a book before reviewing
it; it prejudices a man so."
Born Woodford, London. Died at home in Green Street, London.

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Reverend Sydney Smith

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St George's, Bloomsbury

The Parish Church of St Georges Bloomsbury Built 1720 - 30. Architect: Nicho...

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Sydney Smith

LCC Sydney Smith, 1771 - 1845, author and wit, lived here.

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William Morris (designer)

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