October, 1926, Friday 1

1st Friday. Did some Latin, dashed to Mass and back, gobbled breakfast and ran to school, and in spite of all didn’t get my work done. – When I came home I got one of those curious fits where a thousand things are troubling me,…

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October, 1926, Saturday 2

I can never get my work finished lately, and I am dissatisfied with that of it which I can get done. Must make new arrangements. Invited Markie for to-day and made great preparations, but he could stay only ½ hour after all my trouble. I…

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October, 1926, Sunday 3

Yesterday Páp played for me a wonderful song he has composed to an old German text, about Death the Reaper. It is very beautiful, and in one part would make you quite eerie where he brings in the rhythm of Death sharpening his scythe. –…

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October, 1926, Monday 4

A lively and merry day in school. Whenever there is a dull moment, I look through the wood of study to the pleasant vale of stamps and reading awaiting me behind, and the vale is all the more pleasant and alluring because it is seldom…

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October, 1926, Tuesday 5

I cracked a hurley a few days ago belonging to Bernard O’Connell, but when I asked him if I would replace it, to-day, he was decent enough not to let me do so. Forgot to learn my poetry for Dr. Dalton to-day, too. – Our…

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October, 1926, Wednesday 6

The rest of the class ((Presumably the boys preparing to study for the priesthood.)) were on ceremonies to-day, as this is the centenary of St. Vincent’s convent. They are in their hey-day, because they all have a great banquet, hear concerts and plays of all…

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October, 1926, Thursday 7

Dickie had a round-up of Irish books to-day, because few of us have them all. He makes us buy over a pound’s worth of books, and never does even a quarter of any one of them. – Mrs. Vaudrey [née Mollie Basset] visited Mám this…

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October, 1926, Friday 8

Dr. Scannell gave me a fierce eating to-day because I had not a History epitome done, but I explained to him at German-class that I could scarcely get my ordinary work done, not to mind extras. ((Aloys seems to have been the only boy in…

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October, 1926, Saturday 9

President Cosgrave and some of the Free State ministers have visited Cork within the last few days, and they were present at the centenary in St. Vincent’s. – Had some great fighting at school to-day. Was disgusted to find that the cloth for my new…

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October, 1926, Sunday 10

When I have least to do, then I take the longest time to do it. Yet I had a lot of free time to-day. Dr. Frend, a young Hungarian, studied in Vienna, and who is eminent as a doctor, was for tea. His English is…

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