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WIT AND WISDOM OF SYDNEY SMITH.

WHEN WIT IS COMBINED WITH SENSE AND INFORMATION; WHEN IT

IS SOFTENED BY BENEVOLENCE AND RESTRAINED BY STRONG PRINCI

PLE; WHEN IT IS IN THE HANDS OF A MAN WHO CAN USE IT AND DESPISE

IT, WHO CAN BE WITTY AND SOMETHING MUCH BETTER THAN WITTY, WHO LOVES HONOUR, JUSTICE, DECENCY, GOOD-NATURE, MORALITY AND RELIGION, TEN THOUSAND TIMES BETTER THAN WIT;-WIT IS THEN A

BEAUTIFUL AND DELIGHTFUL PART OF OUR NATURE.

SYDNEY SMITH.

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