Sept 12 Sunday.

×××× [indecipherable] 8 more pp [pages] of Belisarius Ch [Chapter] IX; archery (which Alix mistakenly called lechery) with her & Harry.
Marbles resumed, I won heavily.
At lunch we discussed plans for the winter: A & H did not like the idea of Hampstead.
Harry had shots at a herd of cock-pheasants.
Walked up over the hill & round. Then all 5 of us went in the car to Leith Hill & by the Abingers and Sulton & Shere: contrast between really nice old villages, and Tea-Shoppe and Lavander Ladye places & filling stations
Laura read some Ethic writing1 to me.
Alan back from Italy

Editorial Notes

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Leith Hill

    Surrey, England
  • Hampstead

    England
  • Shere

    Shere, Surrey, England

People Mentioned

  • Laura

    Riding,Laura
    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • Harry Kemp

    Kemp, Harry
    Poet. Met Graves and Riding through James Reeves in August 1936, just after their arrival in England. In their previous correspondence, Riding had been intrigued by his falling-out with Communism. He became associated with their circle, collaborating on various projects. (RPG 248-49)
  • Alix Kemp

    Kemp, Alix
    Married to poet Harry Kemp. The couple shared a house with Graves and Riding in Ewhurst, Surrey (1937). eds (RPG 277); also referred to as Frau Eierman by RG eds. see Diary August 30, 1936
  • Alan

    Hodge, Alan
    Oxford history graduate. Became close friends with LR & RG. First husband of Beryl Graves. CP & WG

Bibliography

    • Title: Count Belisarius [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A47
    • Date: 1937-07-21
    • Title: The World and Ourselves [former title: Letter Book]
    • Author: Riding, Laura [contributor; with Sally Graves, Sir Edward Marsh et al]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Chatto & Windus
    • Date: 1938-11