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The Creevey Papers
Thomas Creevey to Elizabeth Ord, 18 May 1831

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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“Tower, May 18th, 1831.

“. . . I paid a visit to Lady Grey in her [opera] box. . . . She is always shy of giving political opinions except when alone; but upon my observing that, from what I heard, Brougham must be in his tantrums at present:—‘I believe,’ she said, ‘he is mad.’ As she and Lord Grey had been staying at Holland House, I asked how it had answered, and she said:—‘As well as it could, sitting down 15 at dinner each day to a table that holds only nine.’—Can’t you see her saying that? . . . Grey complains of giddiness, and no wonder, with all he eats and his little exercise.”