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The Creevey Papers
Thomas Creevey to Elizabeth Ord, 24 September 1827

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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“Wentworth, Sept. 24.

“. . . Another instance of our Bruffam’s hypocrisy. Wm. Powlett (I beg pardon, Lord William Powlett)* said to me:—‘Brougham is very sore at your not having called upon him during your stay at Lowther. My father shewed me a letter from him in which he said—“I cannot but feel greatly hurt that, after the long and intimate connection between Creevey and me, he should have been at Lowther, and never come to see me.”’ Now was there ever such a canting, mischievous fellow? He has done all he could to injure me—has washed his hands of me in every way—he knows I could not come to him—he knows that, if I could have done so, he was not at home. He does not care one damn if I was at the bottom of the sea—most probably would rather I was there than not—and yet, for some base purpose of his own—gets up this scene of lying sentiment; to Darlington, too, of all men. . . . At dinner I heard Princess Lieven say to Lord Fitzwilliam:—‘Your house, my lord, or your palace, I should rather say, is the finest I have seen in England. It is both beautiful and magnificent.’—To which old Billy replied—‘It is indeed.’ She then proceeded:—‘When foreigners have applied to me heretofore for information as to the houses best worth seeing in England, I have sent them to Stowe and Blenheim; but in future I shall tell them to go down to Wentworth.’ The last compliment was received by old Billy in solemn silence! not an atom of reply!”