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The Creevey Papers
Thomas Creevey to Elizabeth Ord, 21 March 1826

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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“London, March 21.

“Never did I see anything like the town for dulness. . . . The only thing going on is at Ly. Tankerville’s and a few other houses, where ladies of easy virtue meet every night, and as many dandies as the town can supply. Écarté is the universal go with them—the men winning and losing hundreds a night; and as the ladies play guineas, their settlement each night cannot be a small one. I met Vesuvius‡ yesterday, who came up to me open-mouthed about my work. He said a review of it would appear very shortly in the Westminster Review. . . . I saw little white-faced Lord John [Russell] too, but not a word of compliment from him. . . .”