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SIR JAMES EDWARD SMITH, M.D.
FELLOW OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON;
MEMBER OF THE ACADEMIES OF
STOCKHOLM, UPSAL, TURIN, LISBON, PHILADELPHIA, NEW YORK, ETC. ETC.
THE IMPERIAL ACAD. NATURÆ CURIOSORUM,
THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AT PARIS;
PRESIDENT OF THE LINNÆAN SOCIETY.
BY LADY SMITH.
" How delightful and how consolatory it is, among the disappointments and
Sketch of a Tour on the Continent, vol. ii. p. 60.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMAN,
SIR JAMES EDWARD SMITH.
Correspondence of Edmund Davall, Esq.,-Sir James Edward
Smith, and the Marchioness of Rockingham;--and two Letters from Professor Afzelius.
THE late Mr. Davall, of Orbe, was one whose fondness for natural science led him to cultivate an acquaintance with the subject of these pages, which soon settled into a warm personal affection on either side, and remained unimpaired through their lives.
An Englishman by birth, he was destined by circumstances to reside in Switzerland: but although he lived in a beautiful country, surrounded by objects most pleasing to him, yet he seems to suffer the pangs of an exile whenever he writes to his friend. The yearnings of desire to be among those who assimilate in pursuits, in intellectual and moral taste, cannot be more forcibly expressed than in the