May 28 Friday

Ghost Started Ch [Chapter] 6.
L's & my letter unexpectedly appeared in D.T. with only one sentence (reference to Lord Nuffield) cut out.
Laura nearly finished her Poems: she wrote one today in only 1 ¼ hours about 'unPentateuchal Genesis'1.
Walk nearly every day over the Gentillino hill & down by the nut wood & grotto: this time brought back a long stemmed (rather rough) star-of-bethlehem.
Scabious2. Oppressive lushness after Spain.
A walk to Lugano, late, with Laura.

Editorial Notes

1? eds.
2 scabiosa: lilacs eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Lugano

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

    Lugano, Switzerland

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Nuffield, Lord
    motor manufacturer and benefactor (1877-1963) eds.


    • Title: The Swiss Ghost [formerly The Kind Ghost] [novel]
    • Author: Graves, Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1937-04-22
    • Title: Collected Poems [1938]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd
    • Idno: A35
    • Date: 1938
    • Title: [Letter about economic provisions for poets]
    • Title: Daily Telegraph
    • Author: Graves, Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London
    • BiblScope: 16
    • Idno: C292.2
    • Date: 1937-05-27
    • Title: Daily Telegraph
    • PubPlace: London
    • Date: 1856-1936