[evidence of Elgin Marble Committee]

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[evidence of Elgin Marble Committee]

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Evidence

"I speak of books as I read them, and I read them as I can get them. You are read up to twelve o" clock of the preceding day, and therefore must pardon the staleness of my subjects. I read yesterday the evidence of the Elgin Marble Committee. Lord Elgin has done a very useful thing in taking them away from the Turks. Do not throw pearls to swine; and take them away from swine when they are so thrown. They would have been destroyed there, or the French would have had them".

Source

The Letters of Sydney Smith

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Aged 45 [Experience in 1816, born in 1771]

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December 30 1816
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Notes
Letter to Francis Horner

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Smith, Sydney
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Related place
England
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[evidence of Elgin Marble Committee]

Reading experience
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Evidence

"I speak of books as I read them, and I read them as I can get them. You are read up to twelve o" clock of the preceding day, and therefore must pardon the staleness of my subjects. I read yesterday the evidence of the Elgin Marble Committee. Lord Elgin has done a very useful thing in taking them away from the Turks. Do not throw pearls to swine; and take them away from swine when they are so thrown. They would have been destroyed there, or the French would have had them".

Source

The Letters of Sydney Smith

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Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Smith, Sydney
Aged 45 [Experience in 1816, born in 1771]

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Date of Reading Experience
December 30 1816
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Notes
Letter to Francis Horner

How to cite this record

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The Letters of Sydney Smith
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/65558
Accessed on 2019/11/12 17:20:36

Related place
England
Related people
Smith, Sydney
Related text or manuscript
The Letters of Sydney Smith
Related place
England
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