Aug 8 Monday

Poems1 still: now done except for a last going-over by Laura.
Showery: Laura in bed with a bad headache.
We are all very bored with Modeste
Beryl rescued a black kitten, (Barnado) from the farm – attacked by a dog & left out all night in the rain.
Bought a fountain-pen filler through which[RG] &[RG] Beryl gave it milk & brandy.
But it died.
Laura's application for a carte d'identité 2 went in.
By general consent we stopped the nightly 7¼ gamble.
Laura, got up, was stumped by a title to the Macedonian lives3, went to bed again, had a bad night.

Editorial Notes

2 "identification card" 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).
  • 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
  • Modeste

    Dreuxlin, Modeste
    cook and house maid at La Chevrie, France eds.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: Collected Poems [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd
    • Idno: A48
    • Date: 1938
    • Title: Lives of Wives [prose]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd.
    • Idno: A39
    • Date: 1939