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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Small Men
By Sydney Smith (1771–1845)
 
AN ARGUMENT arose, in which my father observed how many of the most eminent men of the world had been diminutive in person; and after naming several among the ancients, he added, “Why, look there, at Jeffrey; and there is my little friend ——, who has not body enough to cover his mind decently with,—his intellect is improperly exposed.”  1
 
 
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