Sept 29 Wed.

Announced as a lucky day for Capricornists (Laura etc) by Petulengro1: but shortly after breakfast she had violent colic pains, & almost sent for a doctor.
I went over typed Belisarius but most of day was with Laura. Bus to Cranleigh, where I bought camomile for Laura, & walked back.
Alix also rather ill: nerves: with repercussions.
On the way home from Cranleigh the little girl who had two days ago said 'That fat man' and whom I had corrected with 'I am tall, not fat' said 'That fat man again.'
Laura did nothing but finish a poem 'Seizure of the World'.
It was a lovely day, for weather.
Reading that awful Jerome2's letters.

Editorial Notes

1Eve Petulengro, famous Romany Gypsy astrologer eds.
2Saint Jerome d.419 or 20 eds.

Hands Referenced

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).
  • 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: Seizure of the World [poem]
    • Title: Collected Poems [1938]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • BiblScope: 362
    • Idno: A35
    • Date: 1937-09-29