Lord Granville et al. in Calais - 26 July, 1815, at night
We remained a whole day at Calais, walked about the pier and went in the evening to the play. It was amusing but not good. Loyal songs were sung, and a great many old peaceable-looking gentlemen and all the women were in raptures, but the soldiers gloomy and silent to a degree not to be mistaken. I have not seen a smile upon any French soldier’s face the whole way.
Henrietta Elizabeth [Harriet] Leveson Gower, Letter from Lady Granville to her sister, Lady G. Morpeth, 29 July 1815. In F. Leveson Gower (ed.), Letters of Harriet Countess Granville, 1810–1845, volume 1 (London, 1894), p. 60. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1537263222402 accessed: 2 October, 2023
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|Songs performed as part of a play|
|Date/Time||26 July, 1815, at night|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
Harriet Leveson Gower's sister, Georgiana Dorothy Howard, was titled Lady Morpeth until September 1825, after which she was titled Lady Carlisle. William George Spencer Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire (affectionately known to his family as 'Hart'), was her brother.