Virginia Woolf - early September, 1926

from The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.3, 1925-30, page 153:

Many scenes have come & gone unwritten, since it is today the 4th Sept, a cold grey blowy day, made memorable by the sight of a kingfisher, & by my sense, waking early, of being again visited by the 'spirit of delight'. "Rarely rarely comest thou, spirit of delight." That was I singing this time last year & sang so poignantly that I have never forgotten it, or my vision of a fin rising on a wide blank sea.

cite as

Virginia Woolf, and Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.3, 1925-30 (Harmondsworth, 1982), p. 153. accessed: 16 July, 2024


Virginia Woolf

Listening to

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'Spirit of delight'
written by Shelley
performed by Virginia Woolf

Experience Information

Date/Time early September, 1926
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, solitary

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Tue, 13 Oct 2015 15:01:42 +0100
Approved on Sat, 19 Dec 2015 17:39:11 +0000