Sat. Ap 3.

Laura had a bad night: nerves upset her digestion [sic: disgestion].
She stayed in bed & I stayed in.
This morning she reported word for word two nonsense[RG] stories she had told me late at night when I was looking after her, & a poem.
He, she, who –
Who weeps last
Laughs last.
It tried to be a lot of islands
And then pretended to talk Trojan.
Saying "Myrga por ora".
I said: "Do not talk nonsense. You
are just pretending to talk Trojan."
Then it said "Myrga pee."
(The best was: )
"Would you like to hear a story ×××× [indecipherable]:
There were all the old maypoles,
One for every year.
I could not see a new one for this year.
Then from the left came two tall people
Dancing in among.
Why two tall people?
No, not two tall people but one whole person
Dancing in among.
And this is why they did not notice
That there was no maypole
For the new year."
She stayed in bed all day. No work. Seventy hands of 661 at night. Watt has fixed Lawrence book in U.S. [United States]

Editorial Notes

1card game eds.

Hands Referenced

    • Annotation: ink correction
    • Character: regular
    • Ink: black

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

Organizations Mentioned

  • A.S. Watt & Son, Ltd.

    Watt, A.S.
    RG's literary agent: first mentioned in November, 1935; team includes: Alexander Strahan Watt, and W.P. Watt et al, who may have handled different aspects of Graves' extensive European publishing and distribution. The firm replaced Eric Pinker. K.G. When did Pinker go, and why? KG


    • Title: T.E. Lawrence to His Biographer
    • Author: Lawrence, T.E.
    • Editor: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: New York
    • Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc.
    • Idno: A49
    • Date: 1938