Thurs: Nov 26th. Le Tartuff*. A play written by Molier. It is a comedy about a family, the father of which is very fond of a man called Tartuff who is a hypocrite. Orgon, the father, offers Tartuff his daughter for marriage but the daughter is in love & wishes to marry another man. TartuffContinue reading “Switzerland Journal November 26th 1936”
Diary sub-note: S. Stephen. Bank Holiday 1716. Thomas Gray, poet, born S.R. 8.5, S.S. 3.56 Set of[sic] for La Lenk. The train was crammed. Danced in the evening until 10.30. Nice hotel with all English people. Diary footnote, accompanied by a photograph of a Wire Haired Terrier: THE WIRE HAIRED TERRIER. We owe the wireContinue reading “December 26th 1936”
Diary sub-note: 1899. Battle of Colenso Had History exam very nice. Went for a walk in the afternoon. Had a letter from Julie. Got the curse.
Diary sub-note: 1732. John Gay, writer, died We heard that David had abdicated. We went for a walk after breakfast. Marjory & I stayed at the house all the afternoon.
Diary sub-note: 1918. Abdication of the Kaiser Lorlita’s sister went. Had a letter from Tish. Finnished[sic] the baby’s coat & was knitting & started the back of my jumper. Listened to the wireless after dinner.
Diary sub-note: 1199. Richard I killed Went for a walk with Mummie & Yandi in the morning. Shot in the afternoon & did very badly. Uncle Mac came back from Prague.
Diary sub-note: 4th [Sunday] after Trinity1809. Battle of Wagram I went out with the Millers. We bathed & played squash. Roger came out too. We had a guide camp fire. Susan went out to supper with Annie. I got the curse.
Diary Sub-note: 1837. Accession of Queen VictoriaS.R. 4.42, S.S. 9.20 Played a tennis match against Horsley Towers & lost 1-6 matches. There was a thunder storm in the middle of the match. I fagged* on the hard court. *possibly tagged/lagged… Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of a French Bulldog: FRENCH BULLDOG. Opinions are divided asContinue reading “June 20th 1936”
Diary sub-note: 1722. Marlborough died Drew a wheel-barrow. Had tennis coaching. Had a long practice. The day was very windy but sunny. Got a marvellous picture of David
Despite Peggy’s entry for December 27th her diary doesn’t start properly until January 1st, so in the meantime I thought I’d provide a little background about her life. Born on February 22nd, 1920, in London, Peggy was brought up by her parents, Sylvia Hughes d’Aeth (pronounced Death) and Edgar Newgass, who had shortened his nameContinue reading “Peggy’s younger years”