NOTEBOOK #08 (1887-1888?)
8/1 4) Rehearsing theatre children.
8/2 45) Watch for mixed metaphors. See old St of G.
8/3 73) Fleet Street 4 a.m.
(Last note No 109; Middle section of notebook filled with notes on Erasmus Darwin, Vol 2, nos 348-355 – `Borrowed from the University Library which I promise to return'. An upside-down page carries chapter headings for a book: [Better Dead])
8/4 1. Engaged?
3. The Grt Social Question?
4. Woman's Rights?
5. The Dynamiters?
6. A Celebrity at Home?
8. A Lost Opportunity
9. The Root of the Matter?
10. The Old, Old Story?
(Darwin Notes continue – `The Origin of the Species of Animals' &c. Notebook continues under the heading of `The Blue Stocking Notes, Vol 2, `The Houseboat Granny'; numbering starts again at 1.)
8/5 2-2) What are you thinking of?
- You frightful egotist.
8/6 2-8)* Boy disgusted with love-making, always goes off to write to his chum.
8/7 2-10) Marry man as well in 2nd childhood as in first – you shd strike the Golden Mean – Pity it is of such short duration!
8/8 2-11) How beautiful to contemplate a disinterested young man.
Yes – or even tho' he is not disinterested.
8/9 2-13) He: `You're far too good for me.'
- She: `That's what everyone says.'
8/10 2-26) Hero been boy's tutor (also journalist). Good scene hero asking boy's answer to marriage.
8/11 2-38) End – Boy says `if any babies, don't call them after me.'
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