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The Creevey Papers
Thomas Creevey to Elizabeth Ord, 9 May 1823

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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“May 9th.

“. . . Yesterday I dined at Og’s*—his first great state dinner and new French cook, just imported; our company being Jockey of NorfolkAlthorpe, Bennet, Lambton, Ferguson, Titchfield, my lady [Kensington], two daughters and two sons, and I assure you we had a most jolly day of it. . . . At night, Bennet and I went to Lady Derby’s, and certainly an uglier set of old harridans I never beheld in all my life. . . . Humbug Leopold‡ and Bore Slice§ were there. Lady Sefton and I sat together to quiz the whole set, of which none were ever more worthy. To-day I dined at Lord King’s, and there is the devil to do about Lady Jersey wanting to get Brougham not to dine there, but to dine with her to meet Prince d’Arenberg, who wants particularly to meet Brougham. The latter tells Lady Jersey that as Mrs. Brougham dines at Ld. King’s, he can’t let her go there alone; so ‘Sister Sally’ writes to Mrs. Brougham to beg as a particular favor that she will dine at Lady King’s without Brougham. Mrs. B. replies upon Sally, in a dispatch of four sides of paper, that she can’t presume to do so—that she knows full well she never is asked

* Lord Kensington’s.

† Referring to the 12th Duke under the nickname usually given to the 11th Duke.

‡ Chosen King of the Belgians in 1831.

§ H.R.H. the Duke of Gloucester.

anywhere but on account of Mr. Brougham, and that she can’t think of incurring the odium of going anywhere without him. . . .”