WEEK 82: (2nd – 8th June 1919)

“In the afternoon we went in to town in the motor and visited at Suirview and went to the theatre to see “David Garrick” by a company belonging to a man named Macready who gives the impression of thinking a lot of himself, and seems much admired. The play was no good; the only pleasant things in it were some parts of the drunken scene, though as a whole that was deplorable (“me murdered love!”) and the beautiful legs of one of the lowbred commercial guests, who otherwise was supremely hideous. Garrick might have made himself fairly goodlooking, but so much depends on dress & hair in those 18th century plays…”

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WEEK 69: (27th Jan – 2nd February 1919)

“Tash came to afternoon tea, and Nancy too, so that they could see each other. They talked about houses, and Nancy scorned Waterford because there are not enough houses built here, & also scorned the notion of any distance being too far to walk to work. She told us more about her house than I ever knew before; it must be a frightful place, with a pump opposite the hall door, & no other water.”

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