Thursday (10th April, 1919)

The lady of the Y.M.C.A. insisted on presenting me with an interesting book.  I am to write and tell her how I like it.  (Mais, “Shakespeare to O’Hentry”).

The new book deals in an original way with certain aspects of Shakespeare, in particular with his limitations, which he certainly had; through our hero-worship we are apt to overlook them.  I wonder if Shakespeare ever waited five months for a homeward-bound troopship?