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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March, 1927, Sunday 6

Got over my ´flu providentially, and came to school only to find Dr. Scannell and 40 of the boys laid up with it. So work was deplorably slack during the week. Unfortunately the scare is over and everything is normal again. Got notice that music…

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March, 1927, Sunday 13

Worked hard all the week. Am growing more nervous as the dies fatalis [fateful day] is approaching. We were beaten again in a hurling-match. We are now so used to defeat that we took it quite stoically. But on the whole sporting of this kind…

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