WEEK 107: (24th – 30th November 1919)

“Mrs Coade came to visit us in the afternoon, and was very interested in automatic writing. She never does it since an experience she had of a dark & miserable spirit writing through her & wanting relief, which she was able to give it through prayer. She read Hanna’s handwriting & gave a pretty true account of her – said she was very sensitive really & easily hurt but was able to conceal it.”

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WEEK 76: (21st – 27th April 1919)

“I went to the Metropole then & had a long interview with Tash, during most of which she was blasting men in her best manner. It was a propos of the alleged shocking state of the streets at night, & the suggested women’s patrols & the bishop talking of course as if the girls did all the scandal themselves. Tash spoke very plainly of the bishop, & her remedy for the state of the streets wd be for the older women to catch a solider & tar & feather him & drive him down the quay […] She said a man from Limerick boasted to Seán Lane how some young men there – Volunteers I think – caught 6 girls that had been walking with soldiers and cut their hair off for a punishment, and I don’t think I ever so anyone so possessed with rage about anything as she was about this. She seems to have crushed Seán Lane into powder when he told her of it in an approving way…”

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WEEK 75: (14th – 20th April 1919)

“I went to the Tech & finished the carbuncle pendant, which was much admired. Dorothea came over a.d. to look at furniture for the Saratoga. I wish they wd change the name of it, but they won’t. Tom & I were raking out the garret later, & found the story of Edward, which had been lost for years. Mrs Hayden came to see me […] & we discussed the Bible & the 10 Commandments. She affirmed that there was no difference between them & Christ’s teaching, & that “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God…& thy neighbours as thyself” was one of them, till I showed them to her. She objects greatly to nuns.”

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WEEK 70: (3rd – 9th February 1919)

“Before that some of us were sitting round the fire in 6 with the Countess, and Mrs Gallagher brought in a reporter & a big Canadian Khaki soldier – whom she & he wished to introduce to the Countess, but behold, she wouldn’t shake hands with him. I think it was great cheek to bring him there, but Miss Power of the Cove, & probably Mrs Gallagher thought she was very severe.”

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