Feb 15 Wednesday

I woke up with the lines:
Jacob built a private ladder to Heaven
Though the design was not original
He tested every rung.1
Worked till [until] 3 am on Dict by myself: going over Laura's list of A words.
Laura writing a difficult poem about an india-rubber.

Editorial Notes

Hands Referenced

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

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

Bibliography

    • Title: Dictionary [projected project; unfinished]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: Portrait of Little Jacob, A [poem: became "Dream of a Climber". See Complete Poems, Vol. II, pp. 133-34, 323-24 (note). DW]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1939-02-15