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The Way We Were: Christmas Days #1

Eugenia Wynne, Edmund Wilson, Eugene O'Neill—extracts from memoirs and diaries

By Ian Irvine  


25th December, 1796:

Eugenia Wynne, aged 17, living in Corsica, writes in her journal:

“When I woke, my eyes instead of being pleasantly struck by the welcome rays of a brilliant sun, were obliged to employ all their power in order to see through the gloom of the clouds that surrounded and threatened with a deluge of rain. I went to church with a sad heart for I was sadly afraid to miss the Ball. On our return from Church the Vicar made me as mad as possible in pretending…

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