Aug 1 Sunday.

Rose late.
4 pp [pages] of Ch [Chapter] 3 of Belisarius including a Latin[RG] set of[RG] verses about Christians as Rabbits & 4 Latin Lendecasyllabics1.
A walk with Laura & Norman through fields to Holmbury. Harry returned, silent & embarassed at our company.
Putting with Norman.
Jokes: Norman says "What a small place a dictionary is after all"
More Sidonius Apollinaris2 & Milman's Latin Christianity3.
Drinks at the Crown: full of hikers & hikeresses.
Solace the kitten caught her first (tiny) mouse.

Editorial Notes

1? eds.
2 Poems and Letters by Saint Sidonius Apollinaris. Ed. William Blair Anderson. Cambridge, Mass., London: Harvard UP, W. Heinemann, Ltd. 1936. eds.
3 History of Latin Christianity by Henry Hart Milman. London: J. Murray, 1854. eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Holmbury St. Mary

    Holmbury St. Mary, England
  • Crown

    Ewhurst, Surrey, England
    a village pub? eds.; RPG 279

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Cameron, Norman
    Poet. Built Can Torrent in 1932-1933. W.G.; m. to Elfriede, then to Catherine Vandervelde; friend and contributor to LR and RG's work eds.
  • 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)


    • Title: Count Belisarius [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A47
    • Date: 1937-07-21