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The Creevey Papers
Lady Holland to Eleanor Creevey, 1 January 1816

Vol. I. Contents
Ch. I: 1793-1804
Ch. II: 1805
Ch. III: 1805
Ch. IV: 1806-08
Ch. V: 1809
Ch. VI: 1810
Ch. VII: 1811
Ch. VIII: 1812
Ch. IX: 1813-14
Ch X: 1814-15
Ch XI: 1815-16
Ch XII: 1817-18
Ch XIII: 1819-20
Vol. II. Contents
Ch I: 1821
Ch. II: 1822
Ch. III: 1823-24
Ch. IV: 1825-26
Ch. V: 1827
Ch. VI: 1827-28
Ch. VII: 1828
Ch. VIII: 1829
Ch. IX: 1830-31
Ch. X: 1832-33
Ch. XI: 1833
Ch. XII: 1834
Ch XIII: 1835-36
Ch XIV: 1837-38
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“Holland House, 1st Jany., 1816.

“. . . According to the song, ‘London is out of town;’ the country houses are overflowing. The love of tennis is come so strongly upon Lord Holland that he has persuaded me rather reluctantly to go once more to Woburn for 3 or 4 days, in order that he may play a few setts. The plea which makes me yield is that I believe exercise keeps off the gout.

“The most violent people here even rejoice at poor La Vallette’s escape. What an abominable proceeding it has been. That tygress the Duchess of Angouleme in talking of Madame de la Bedoyere observed—‘Elle a été elevée dans des bons principes, mais elle nourrit le fils d’un traitre’—an envious reproach from her sterile Highness, who can never enjoy the poor widow’s maternal felicity. There is a strong feeling getting up in the country at our permitting the capitulation to be broken, altho’ none are sorry Ney suffered.*. . . Lady Waldegrave is dying of water in the chest. Her death will cause the disclosure of the secret whether Lord Waldegrave is married or not. . . . I want a handsome Valenciennes

* Such was not Lord Holland’s sentiment. Among Creevey’s papers is a very long letter from Lord Holland to Lord Kinnaird, declaiming against the Duke of Wellington, “in whom, after the great things he has done, even so decided an opponent of the war as myself must feel some national interest,” for permitting the execution of Ney and Labedoyere.

collerette, either made up, or lace to make it. Remember, my throat is thick, and it is to wear over the collar of a pelisse. . . .
Sir Hudson Lowe has married a beautiful, and for him a young, widow. She is the niece of Genl. Delaney—quite a military connexion”