Digital Manuscript ProjectKrapp's Last Tape / La Dernière Bande
 Tape. This day, being in the
third decade of the Ram,
I enter upon my 31st
year, sound apparently in wind and
limb, apart from my old
trouble, and intellectually,
I have little doubt, at the
height peak of my powers.
With fervour.) May the
all-merciful Providence -
(Pause. With fervour. Continues)
the star which
my cradle in xxx Great
stood above my
cradle bassinet in
North Great Georges Street
continue to burn, as heretofore,
in my breast and in my
[0086|003] (Pause. In a lower
voice.) In particular may I
be given the strength, in the
years coming years, to ...
(Hesitation. Finally, still lower.)
to drink less. (Pause.
[0086|004] In the
year 12 months I spent, in l on licensed
premises alone, anything
and to nineteen hundred
Nineteen Nineteen hundred
[0086|005] Oh I know, I know,
I have had these crises before, but
never at no time quite so acutely as today
sitting lying on the grass, in the park, in
the sun. (Pause.) What would help me
more than anything, I think, is
a ... [ADDITION]Addition on page
12va ... a fuller ... a more ... more natural ...
a more ... absorbing engrossing (lowering his voice) ... sexual
life. (Pause.) [←] [ADDITION]Addition on page 12vEnthusiastic. Intercourse!
with real partners.
[0086|006] (Pause.) These nineteen hundred hours,
for example, if in the future instead
of having of spent them bibul spending them
bibulating, I were to spend them -
 A stops the machine,
then gets remains
motionless a moment, then gets up
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