Quotation by Sydney Smith

How can a bishop marry? How can he flirt? The most he can say is "I will see you in the vestry after service."
Sydney Smith (1771–1845), British clergyman, writer. Quoted in Lady Holland, Memoir, vol. 1, ch. 9 (1855).

"As the French say," Smith observed, "there are three sexes—men, women and clergymen."
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