Nov 14 Sunday

Packing. Frosty days.
Wrote a draft of a poem about self-praise .
Solace1 got lost & was brought back once more from a mile & a half away in the fields. I helped H & Alix to pack.
*[RG] Last day at Ewhurst.
After a special supper of last things cooked up from the larder & some 662 & marbles & tired sitting about, bed.

Editorial Notes

1 Graves' cat eds.
2card game eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Ewhurst

    Ewhurst, Surrey, England
    Highcroft, the house RG and LR rented with Harry and Alix Kemp between July and November 1937, was located there. eds.

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
  • 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)
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: Self-Praise [poem]
    • Title: Collected Poems (1938)
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A48
    • Date: 1938-11