Ap 14 Thursday.

With Laura to Knightsbridge to see Solace1: much better. But still Easter and own stomach bad. At Mr. Mills' bought 10 large Victorian tumblers. 10/-2; a silver brooch with a Republican denarius of Marius ×××× [indecipherable] Aquillius, 5/-; ram-earrings 1/63. an ivory-box "Margate trifle" 2/-
Sally gave Laura a string of pink quartz beads.
Marius Aquillius was the man who triumphed B.C. [Before Christ]100 over Sicilian slaves & whom[RG] Mithradates4 put to death with molten gold down throat.
Extracted a lot of historical notes for L. about Aristotle, Callisthenes, Xenocrates5.
Made two necklaces. one of blue & white striped beads: one of 3 colours of green beads and white Bristol.
(Former to Dorothy Simmons latter for Laura).

Editorial Notes

1Graves' cat eds.
210 shillings eds.
31 shilling, sixpence eds.
4Mithradates Eupator, c.131 B.C.-63 B.C., King of Pontus eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Knightsbridge

    Kensington/Chelsea, London, England

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Mills, Mr.
    an antique seller and friend of RG, and contributor to the Covenant of Literary Morality eds.; of Paddington Street, Marylebone KG
  • Dorothy

    Simmons, Dorothy
    Sculptor associated with the Graves-Riding inner circle (1938-39). Married to Montague Simmons. eds
  • Sally

    Graves, Sally
    R.G.'s niece. Daughter of his half-brother Philip. KG
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: Lives of Wives [prose]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd.
    • Idno: A39
    • Date: 1939