April, 1926, Monday 19

Still thinking of yesterday. Col. Brase played for us in the hotel his fourth phantasia, the best of them all. He certainly played it splendidly. Col. Brase, funny to say, was boasting all the way to anybody he met and to us about the Governor-General…

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September, 1926, Thursday 9

Had a real day’s class to-day. I now see what a terrible fool I was not to go in for the Matric last year. The other fellows have 2 ¾ hours free in the day, while I am swotting maths, and 1 ½ would be…

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September, 1926, Friday 10

More complications to-day. Found our from Dr. Scannell that Matric authors and L.C.H. course are widely different. In English Matric: – Macbeth, Julius Caesar, poems of Goldsmith, Ruskin. L.C.H.: – Hamlet, Merchant of Venice, Pritchard’s Essays, Palgrove’s Golden Treasury. So I can’t possibly do both….

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September, 1926, Saturday 18

Dr. Scannell told me several interesting things to-day, amongst them being that Pius X, fearful of having it said that his family – village postmen – benefited from his rising to the Papacy, gave only a little cottage to his sisters in Rome, and that…

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