Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Rev Canon Sydney Smith

One of my favourite people is the late Reverend Sydney Smith. I have used a quote from him as an e-mail signature piece on and off for several years. But I didn't expect to see an article about him in the American press; his popularity faded long ago.

Yet there was one last month. You can find it here.

You know, you could use a quotation from Canon Smith in each e-mail for a year and never repeat yourself. Here's one:

“I must believe in Apostolic Succession, there being no other way of accounting for the descent of the Bishop of Exeter from Judas Iscariot.”

Ahem. Not, of course, referring to the current Bishop of Exeter.