Jan 22 Saturday.

Laura worked till [until] 8.30 am & then slept until it was time to catch the train to Orpington1 (Roz met us at the station Charing X). We had lunch there – a 30/- suburban villa. Roz in worse trouble with Jim: an unofficial separation. Would have been sorry for her but for her intensely stupid impartial-psychological misreadings of the past.
Paul's first birthday. Some people called Mrs Saxton & Mrs Bicknell to tea: more humour than Roz.
Ingrid, the Hamburg2 nurse, drove us back.
Laura did Belisarius again.
Another letter from John Lucy. Last time it was threats & 'forgive me'. This time threats and 'you cruel shits!'
Work on three recent poems.

Editorial Notes

1South-East of London eds.
2i.e. from Germany eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Charing Cross

    London, England

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Lucy, John
    Estranged husband of Mary Lucy; RG and LR are drawn into their marital problems. eds.
  • Ros

    Cooper, Rosaleen Dr.
    Dr. Rosaleen Cooper, R.G.'s sister. W.G.; husband Jim, sons Dan, Roger & Paul RPG.
  • Jim

    Cooper, Jim
    RG's brother-in-law, married to Ros, son Roger eds.


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