July 18th Saturday.

Worked on Cards1 again all morning. Telegram from Constable 'very glad to publish Antigua'. Laura wrote suggesting contract.
Bartolome finishing path outside my window.
Heavy day. Rosa's bill for 6 months only 190 pes. [pesetas]
Sebastian planted zinnias at Posada: sent old ice-chest up there.
Bathed with Alan: fisherman gave us green-&-yellow coral.
Went over Lost Alternative.
Wrote note for Poetry & Politics about Baldwin and 'more poets'
Laura, at the village, rowed Pancho in front of the Franciscas2 and Juan3 of Calabat, saying that she had no confidence in him.
Over the radio news of military insurrection at Melilla & Seville and the degradation of Franco and 5 generals.

Editorial Notes

1? see July 17th entry. eds.
2 Francisca the maid and Francisca the cook? eds.
3the tenant farmer WG

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Posada, La

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    House on the Puig next to Deyá church. Originally part of the Es Molí property. It had been rented by the church for Sunday school. RG and LR bought it in February, 1935, to use as a guest house for their visitors. WG, eds.
  • Ca l'Abat

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Beautiful farm with watch-tower on the way to Llucalcari. WG
  • Melilla

    Melilla, Northern Africa, Spain
    Spanish city on the eastern coast of Morocco eds.
  • Seville

    Seville, Andalusia, Spain
    Inland city in southwest of Spain eds.

People Mentioned

  • Bartolomé

    The mason. WG
  • Alan

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

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

    RG's cook from Pollensa, started work July 6 eds. see Diary July 3, 1936
  • Francisca

    maid at Canelluñ hired May 25, 1936 eds.
  • Rosa

    Dress maker. Also made cushions, seat covers, etc. WG
  • Sebastian

    Gardener getting on for 80. KG
  • Baldwin

    Baldwin, Stanley
    (1867-1947), three-time Prime Minister of the United Kingdom eds.
  • Pancho

    Colom, Pancho
    Don Bernardo's son. A black sheep. WG
  • Franco

    Franco, General
    Spanish General; led the Nationalist forces against the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War; Spanish Head of State from 1939-1969.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Constable & Co., Ltd.

    Constable Publishers. Arranged with them to print and distribute Seizin Press Epilogue and books. WG


    • Title: Antigua Penny Puce
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A46
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: Politics and Poetry [essay]
    • Title: Epilogue III
    • Author: Riding, Laura/ Graves, Robert/ Kemp, Harry/ Hodge, Alan/ Vara, Madeleine
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • BiblScope: 6-53
    • Date: 1937
    • Title: Cards [poem]
    • Title: Epilogue III
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1936-07-17
    • Title: Lost Alternatives [poem: unpublished?]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1936