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The Creevey Papers
Thomas Creevey to Elizabeth Ord, 23 October 1820

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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“House of Lords, Oct. 23rd, 2 o’clock.

Premièrement, let me bring up the rear of my narrative respecting the King of New Zealand. It is confidently reported that en derrière both his Majesty and his Minister are much more profusely decorated with ornamental carving than on their faces—but you’ll not quote me!

Sefton told me last night of a conversation he had had with Thanet. It seems Lady Holland had complained to the latter in the strongest terms of my conduct to Tierney on Tuesday, and had stated that Cole was hurt by it to the last degree.—‘What did Thanet do or say?’ says I.—‘Why,’ says Sefton, ‘he
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snorted out into a loud laugh—said you was quite right, and that the Whigs were little better than old apple-women.’—This was a great relief to me; tho’ I was quite sure from Thanet’s manner all was right; but I shd. certainly have felt myself bound to surrender my seat had we differed about it. . . . Yesterday I dined at Brooks’s with
Ossulston: to-day I dine at the Derbys, with Brougham, Denman, the Seftons, and a huge party, I believe. . . . Grey, according to custom, has done all the harm he could. He is more provoking in all he does than these villains of Ministers themselves. However, thank God the case for the Queen is closed, and all looks well.”