February, 1926, Tuesday 2

No letter of protest in paper, but most of our artistic circle very enthusiastic. Receive copy of ‘Walpurgis Nacht’ autographed by Peter Dawson, in which he says that the concert was a really splendid one, and signs himself ‘Harmoniously yours’, a pun. Pappy enjoys day…

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March, 1926, Thursday 4

Read and learned Keats’s prologue to ‘Endymion’, beginning with the famous lines ‘A thing of beauty is a joy for ever’. It strikes me as being a really lovely and inspiring poem. I think that the line of greatest simplicity and beauty is ‘and such…

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March, 1926, Sunday 14

4th Sunday of Holy Communion. A sunny fresh Sunday always inspires me with new life. I long to be out in the country, where the pure wind is blowing, with the scent of the grass and the sods, and with the daffodils, ‘with the green…

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March, 1926, Thursday 18

Felt pretty lonely, because Mammie has gone to Dunmanway for a few days, ((Tilly Fleischmann was visiting Father Pat MacSwiney, chaplain in Dunmanway.)) and the house is very solitary. Heard at school for the first time that the exams are coming off on Friday and…

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March, 1926, Wednesday 24

To-day we had Maths I from 9-11, and Maths II from 11.45-1.45. The papers were not so difficult, and I did 4 out of 8 right for Maths I, and 4½ out of 8 right for Maths II. That was not too bad considering I…

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May, 1926, Thursday 13

Holiday of Obligation to-day, and no school. After Mass and Holy Communion, went on some messages to town, got a clip and Fearanside’s ‘English History’ in Massy’s. – The strike finished yesterday evening! Evidently Mr. Baldwin, the Prime Minister, settled it. Owing to the strike…

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May, 1926, Wednesday 19

Sophie told me yesterday that Professor Stockley got an official invitation for free passage with the whole family and one guest to the Eucharistic Congress at Chicago this year, and that he refused!! – Saw in the Dachau Zeitung [newspaper] a photograph of Mussolini, who…

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June, 1926, Friday 4

Wanted to make 9 1st Fridays, but Mám won’t let me begin now, as I am in bad health, according to her. – Yesterday I got no 8 of ‘Lands and Peoples’. It is very interesting on China and Manchuria. Nos. 7 and 9 are…

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June, 1926, Tuesday 15

Last evening I went in Fr. Pat’s car out to Wilton. It was a beautiful drive. – To-day the first Intermediate Exam., Greek, was on. I pitied the poor Middle Grade fellows, because the desks in the corridors, the awe-inspiring placard on the door, and…

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June, 1926, Sunday 20

Was very depressed all to-day. After pleasure comes reaction, and so I never get any invitation or go out for the day without thinking to myself that I will pay for it sooner or later. At piano, too, I could not get a grip of…

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