WEEK 53: (30th September – 6th October 1918)

“I talked to them about Bagehot’s Estimations in Criticism, which we had been looking over with some disgust; he had such an extensive idea of the necessity of keeping “young ladies” ignorant of everything connected with sex, & expresses it so repulsively, & in another place talks exactly as a man with such notions might be expected to talk, about the probable “guilt” of Mary Stuart and the horror of being expected to read novels with ugly heroines.”

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WEEK 37: (10th – 16th June 1918)

“It was cloudy all day, & in the afternoon when there was a Sinn Fein meeting, mostly about the deported prisoners, going on outside the station, there were a couple of heavy showers. We all went to the meeting, & Mamma & I went to visit Miss Timmons too. Mrs Maxwell the D.I.’s wife is staying with her, & does be telling her scandal about De Valera’s parents.”

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