July 28 Wednesday.

Wrote 13 pp [pages] of Belisarius ch [chapter] II.
Shot at rabbits with bow & arrow.
Went to dentist by bus. He says: it will be some time before the splinter of root works out, but better to stand the pain than spend two days in hospital.
Be[RG] The pain should gradually subside now.
Laura, Alix, Harry went to Dolmetsch1 concert at Haslemere.
A new very good cook, Mrs Jones, who immediately broke [sic: broken] 2 of the 4 Wedgewood plates.

Editorial Notes

1Alfred Dolmetsch, a French musician and instrument maker, known for his recreation of early English instruments and performances eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Haslemere


People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Kemp, Alix
    Married to poet Harry Kemp. The couple shared a house with Graves and Riding in Ewhurst, Surrey (1937). eds (RPG 277); also referred to as Frau Eierman by RG eds. see Diary August 30, 1936
  • Harry Kemp

    Kemp, Harry
    Poet. Met Graves and Riding through James Reeves in August 1936, just after their arrival in England. In their previous correspondence, Riding had been intrigued by his falling-out with Communism. He became associated with their circle, collaborating on various projects. (RPG 248-49)
  • Mrs. Jones

    Jones, Mrs.
    cook at Ewhurst eds.


    • Title: Count Belisarius [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A47
    • Date: 1937-07-21
    • Title: Letter Book [became The World and Ourselves]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura