July, 1926, Wednesday 21

Had a long sleep out this morning. Mám said to me while I was working that cramming destroys all creative power, and so I was troubled the whole time now thinking I was sagging out my brain, now thinking how little I knew of even…

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July, 1926, Friday 23

Had the same trouble with Beethoven again to-day, so I felt rather ‘ratty’ in the morning. The cold forbidding weather put off our intended trip in a boat up the river, so if to-morrow is fine with God’s help we will have it. After dinner…

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July, 1926, Saturday 24

Got on better with Variations. – It is strange that there is little air here, but the place lies in a low wooded valley. I was awake for 2 hrs last night, very unusual with me. Of course, it had to rain again to-day, and…

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