Diary sub-note: 3rd [Sunday] in Advent. Ember Week. 1784. Dr. Johnson died New Moon, 11.25 p.m. David to be called The Duke of Windsor. It rained all morning. Wrote to Joy & Marjory Gourlay.
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: Grouse Shooting ends 1282. Llewellyn, Welsh prince, killed EDWARD VIII abdicated (DAVID) HE MARRIED A DIVORCED WOMAN [From previous page]David abdicated – poor darling. We went to the “Tale of Two Cities” (cinema). It was in French. Bought an English paper but there was nothing about my Davey in it.