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Questions about the works of Lady Saba Holland (1802 – 1866) or her life as a writer. She is best known for writing a memoir of her father, Sydney Smith.

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“My father declared he should invent a slip button”

From Lady Saba Holland's memoir of her father the Rev. Sydney Smith, published circa 1855: The reigning bore at this time in Edinburgh was ——; his favourite subject, the North Pole. It mattered not ...