July 23 Saturday

This was a very hard day. Our first English papers came.[RG]
The menuisiers 1 were busy all the time at Laura's cupboard, which they finished; the well-head; the lavatory roundels; a clothes hanger for Dorothy's room a door for our washroom[RG]. I supervised [sic: super vised] and puttied up the cracks in my clothes cupboard & Laura's[RG] – all my clothes now put away. All sorts of jobs[RG] work with drawer-paper, curtains, minor carpentry jobs[RG] jobs.
Laura working (with interruptions) on Aristotle2. Some of the furniture came.[RG]
Chief event was a rabbit cooked by Modeste with wine bay-leaves etc. Thundery weather.
Getting Dorothy Simmonds' room ready.
I started a not very effective poem on Tallness.3

Editorial Notes

1 "carpenters" eds.
3see July 25th entry. eds.

Hands Referenced

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

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Dreuxlin, Modeste
    cook and house maid at La Chevrie, France eds.
  • Dorothy

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