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1801, Oct 281872, Dec 12
an English aristocrat and diarist. Greville was fond of society, of music, and the drama. Fanny Kemble knew him well, and described his fine voice and handsome appearance in her Records of a Girlhood, iii. 173. He was known to have been homosexual, and enjoyed a close relationship with the younger artist Frederic Leighton whom in met in Florence in 1856. Greville's letters are full of nicknames for Leighton - calling him 'Fay' and 'Bimbo' and addressing him as "dear boy". However, the affection seems not to have been reciprocated. e kept during many years of his life a diary of such events, public and private, as specially interested him.
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