Sunday March 3rd

Three drafts of The Mirror.
Went to Salerosa & took 2 lilies away and another plant.
Gelat came and discussed water, mortgages, road, gravel, motor, payment of Bernardo.
Toothache. Hope to reduce Pepe to 1500pts. Wrote to Harrison Smith, asking him to send letter of credit to Hispano Americano1 Bank at Palma. Supper with Mc Cormacks. Laura there quoted a German Christian Socialist as having said, "We do not say that Hitler is God. Hitler is not God but the representative of God in Germany etc." Karl said that Hitler had kindly permitted the ex-Kaiser to get money from Germany. The ex-Kaiser's position was then discussed. Laura said "It isn't the ex-Kaiser who is not God. It's Hitler who is not God." The McCormacks look confused at this.

Editorial Notes

1Spanish American eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Palma

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Capital and largest centre of Majorca.
  • Ca sa Salerosa

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Literally the house of the happy one. House on the Palma side of the Deyá valley which RG & LR rented when they first arrived in Deyá in 1929 and in which they installed the Albion Press. This house was one that was often available to rent. WG During 1935 it was evidently rented by the McCormacks (See March 17, 1935) CP

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Goldschmidt, Karl
    Karl Goldschmidt, later Kenneth Gay: Graphic artist, friend and secretary of Robert Graves and Laura Riding since 1934. R. G. spells both as Carl and Karl.
  • Gelat

    Más, Juan Marroig
    Juan Marroig Mas, called Gelat: Landowner on Deyá and friend of Robert Graves and Laura Riding (L.R. & R.G.'s factotum. W.G.)
  • Bernardo

    Colom, Bernardo
    Ex Cuban, previous owner of 'Son Canals', and former owner of 'Luna land' (on the other side of the road) cf. Married to a Cuban lady. Sons: Marcos (married to Gelat's daughter Magdalena) and Pancho. KG & WG
  • Pepe

    Salas, José
    Master builder. Built Canellun. Pepe is a diminutive of José. WG
  • McCormacks

    McCormack, Walter & Violet
    Tenants of Ca'n Torrent. Had two daughters: Jennifer, a dancer, & Betty. Continued their friendship with Robert and Laura in England. eds.
  • Hitler

    Hitler, Adolf

Organizations Mentioned

  • Harrison Smith and Robert Haas

    R.G.'s American publisher for I, Claudius and Claudius the God. eds.


    • Title: The Mirror [poem] ["destroyed" 21 Mar. 1935: diary, eds.]
    • Author: Robert Graves
    • Date: 1935