Enclosure – RG's page from a 'word game'.

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×××× [crossed out] Rob. [Robert] Alan Beryl Laura Harry Alix Robert Alan etc
Right conclusions are never so conspicuously right as when the protagonists of right have discussed irrelevant mediaeval and ×××× [crossed out] Hellenistic parallels or dilated circumlocuously on hypothetical ideologies such as ×××× [crossed out] Erastian and ×××× [crossed out] Acuanite ×××× [crossed out] slanders on reality, although they possibly[RG] somewhat carelessly ×××× [crossed out] rely on comments which previous scholars have carelessly construed as having meant something previously; because they inevitably undergo[RG] have undergone rigou[RG]rous annotation and therefore are completely unsuitable material for treatment in[RG] by illiterate futures.
[figure - figure – handdrawn line bisects the page, demarcating a second 'word game']
The old bitch went down with her six red shawls and there breathed so hard that she seen to find close to her knees a queer stream of dust blent1 with phlegm which she caused her own son to take through long and dank woods that for years had grown thick with streams of ×××× [crossed out] green, sans means of sense ,[RG] or strength they – ×××× all streams stream to ×××× [crossed out] no end, so let cows go mute, sons go ×××× [crossed out] wild, woods turn coal, bitch turn ×××× [crossed out] dust, phlegm sink down, breath rise, tale means nought, end come here.

Editorial Notes

1i.e blended eds.

Hands Referenced

    • Annotation: ink correction
    • Character: regular
    • Ink: black

People Mentioned

  • 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
  • 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)
  • Alan

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

    Graves, Robert
    [1st person]. (1895-1985). Poet, novelist, essayist, critic, and author of his diary. eds.
  • Beryl

    Pritchard, Beryl
    daughter of Harry and Amy Pritchard, R.G.'s second wife. Formerly married to Alan Hodge. Robert and Beryl had four children: William, Lucia, Juan and Tomas. eds
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Editors

    Editors of the Graves Diary Project.