March 5 Sunday

It rained.
×××× [crossed out] Guineafowl for lunch
Dictionary 15 pp [pages] Ps 1
Walk with Laura to meet Alan Beryl & Dorothy on way back from village: met at brow of hill.
Cross-copied Heresy proofs2 all rest of day till [until] 2 am.
Poem to Laura in one draft.3
* Laura stopped smoking.

Editorial Notes

1i.e. the letter 'P' eds.
2RG underlined "proofs" also, then crossed the line out. eds.
3Not traced. DW; eds.

Hands Referenced

    • Annotation: ink correction of enclosure letter
    • 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
  • Dorothy

    Simmons, Dorothy
    Sculptor associated with the Graves-Riding inner circle (1938-39). Married to Montague Simmons. eds
  • 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: The Left Heresy in Literature and Life [the essay "Politics and Poetry" comprises the closing section of this book.(RPG 278) eds.]
    • Author: Kemp, Harry/ Riding, Laura/ others
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Methuen
    • Idno: B29
    • Date: 1939