February, 1927, Sunday 6

Went to ‘The Last Days of Pompeii’ during the week, a fine, spectacular picture with wonderful scenery and Roman buildings, but having a cast by no means as artistic or classical as that in ‘Helen of Troy’. We have just finished Horace’s Sermonum II 6…

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February, 1927, Sunday 13

We are taking Geography for our exam. and Dr. Scannell ((Dr. Joseph Augustine Scannell (18??-1961) was born in Cork, studied in Louvain and Rome, was ordained in Rome in 1904. He was chaplain to the Irish Guards 1914-18, and was decorated for his bravery. He…

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February, 1927, Sunday 20

Important events took place in school during the week. Dr. Scannell found his senior pass class intolerable, though indeed they are doing their best, and gave them a terrible time of it. To protest, they held revolutionary meetings in the class halls, invested Hunt and…

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February, 1927, Sunday 27

Had to leave school on Thursday owing to neuralgia and headache. The pain was unbearable, went to dentist who said that two grinders were at war in my jaw. So he pulled one. Had a lot of pain, but went nevertheless to Mr. and Mrs….

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