May, 1926, Wednesday 12

I am a firm believer of reaction and reaction and reaction. If I am in a grumpy mood, as often happens, I don’t mind it so much for I know that I’ll swing over to the opposite extreme in a few hours. School-work is the…

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November, 1926, Wednesday 10

Saw in paper photograph of newly-married bridal pair, the Crown Prince Leopold of Belgium (whose mother was daughter of King of Bavaria) and Princess Astrid of Sweden. They look a charming couple such as one would read of in fairy-tales. – Was singularly depressed all…

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December, 1926, Wednesday 15

Had German from 9-11. Got a 1925 Leaving Cert paper, rather stiff indeed. There was one piece of trans at sight which was ridiculously pompous, all about Durchschnittszahl etc. [averages] I made a mess of it. My two comps, however, weren’t too bad. – Went…

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December, 1926, Monday 25

A beautiful yet cold day for the greatest feast of the year. It is hard to concentrate on the glories of the Birth of Our Lord in a modern city. One is apt to delight only in presents and Xmas dinners. I tried to reflect…

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