March 16th Saturday.

To Palma in the McCormack's car 1. Felt very weak. Dentist: have to go back in a fortnight. It rained all day.
Saw dog which we liked: 10 months old and affectionate. Good master & mistress. Bought it: 125 pesetas. From a place on the old road to Lluchmayor: windmills and sandstone. The dog came running from a long distance down a patch between fields: greeted us affectionately. Lunch at Mallorca . Schwartz, Strenge & McCormacks.
Straight to bed on return.
Letters from Mother, Clarissa (in Italy on way home) Horsfield a Transjordan archaeologist about tribunals in Roman camps, Jack Lindsay about anachronisms in Caesar is Dead, defending himself.
Laura reported ungezogen [sic: ungegogen] 2 greeting from Emmerich.
After thinking of all sorts of names: Torero, Manso, Otro, Fambá, Cuidad, 3 etc., we hit on Salamó from the Mallorquin: Salamó que es tan sabut.4

Editorial Notes

1A Javelin. KG
2ill-bred. KG
3'Bull-fighter', 'tame', 'other', 'healthy-appetite' 'city'. These are the English equivalents RG and LR were looking for in Mallorquin but they do not translate exactly. WG
4Solomon, who is so wise KG

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Palma

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Capital and largest centre of Majorca.
  • Lluchmayor

    Lluchmayor, Majorca, Sp
    Town on the other side of the island. WG
  • Mallorca

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Palma restaurant. WG

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Schwarz, Georg
    German Jew. Deyá neighbour. Antique dealer. Lived with Frau Emmy Strenge, his house keeper, in Can Caballo some hundred yards from Canellun. RG and LR translated his "Almost Forgotten Germany." WG
  • Strenge

    Strenge, Frau Emmi
    Schwarz's house keeper and ? mistress. WG
  • A.G. (A.E.S.G)

    Graves, Amy
    Amy Graves, RG's Mother. WG
  • Clarissa

    Graves, Clarissa, Janie
    R.G.'s sister who was in charge of children's broadcasting in Palestine. R.G. and she were estranged from 1932 until the fall of 1936. See RPG p 273 CP
  • Jack Lindsay

    Lindsay, Jack
    Lindsay was the eldest son of Norman Lindsay and author of over 150 books, including translations, novels, biography, politics and philosophy. He lived in England from 1925 until his death.
  • Frau Emmerich; "Jämmerlich"

    Emmerich, Frau
    German painter, from Magdeburg, resident in Deyá. Invariably referred to with the prefix "Frau". K.G./ WG