March 19 Friday

St Joseph's day: so a fiesta, shops shut.
Cross-copying Claudius.
Laura going over her poems.
Wet day. Walked to Lugano by upper way in rain.
Four drafts of a poem – The Fallen Tower.
Have lately read (re-read) or reading The Hill, Heart of a Child1 by Frank Danby, Leonard Merrick stories, Choice of Evils2 by Mrs Alexander.
Recapture of Brihuega from Italians.

Editorial Notes

1 The Heart of a Child by Frank Danby a.k.a. Julia Frankau. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1908. eds.
2 A Choice of Evils, A Novel by Mrs. Alexander a.k.a. Annie Hector. London: White, 1894. eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • London

  • Lugano

    Lugano, Switzerland
    near the Italian border, where RG and LR spent part of 1937 eds.
  • Brihuega

    Brihuega, New Castile, Spain
    town near Guadalajara eds.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Danby, Frank [pseud.]
    Irish novelist (1859-1916), and friend of William Nicholson eds.
  • Leonard Merrick

    Merrick, Leonard
    British author (1864-1939) eds.
  • Mrs. Alexander

    Alexander, Mrs. [pseud.]
    American author (1825-1902) eds.


    • Title: Claudius Film Version [The Fool of Rome] [a condensed novel based on I, Claudius]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Title: Fallen Tower of Siloam [poem]
    • Title: Collected Poems [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassel and Co. Ltd.
    • Idno: A48
    • Date: 1937-03-19