Sept 25 Saturday

Heavy bad day.
Laura still in bed & had no breakfast or lunch. Alix sat & talked with her, & so did I.
2 pp [pages] of Belisarius.
Invented a marble game: same as other but with [figure - figure: sketch of marble board and arrangement of marbles] this arrangement which makes moves very different.[RG]
Laura ate supp [pages]er & she talked to Harry & me about the teaching of mathematics
I went to Cranleigh by bus & back in the mist, getting wet in the woods.
Three versions of a poem called The Grudge
In Cranleigh I bought Laura an old English drinking glass (9/-1)to take the place of the one Karl broke while I was in Hospital.

Editorial Notes

19 shillings eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Cranleigh

    Cranleigh, Surrey, England
    town closest to Ewhurst KG

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Goldschmidt, Karl
    Karl Goldschmidt, later Kenneth Gay: Graphic artist, friend and secretary of Robert Graves and Laura Riding since 1934. R. G. spells both as Carl and Karl.
  • 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


    • Title: Count Belisarius [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A47
    • Date: 1937-07-21
    • Title: The Grudge [poem]
    • Title: Collected poems [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A48
    • Date: 1937-09-25