Saturday, 3rd May (1919)

Sighted the Bahama Islands.  The first one was low-lying, set off by a tall lighthouse, built upon a palm-fringed spit.

Continuing to read Mais’ “Studies in Literature” with interest.  He looks upon the present as a great renaissance in English literature, giving many extracts from writers of whom I have never heard, which have filled me with impatience to obtain and read their work.  He also shows the aims of the modern “realistic” novelists who are determined to face facts at all risks, and seek after beauty in the dregs.

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