Ap 15 Good Friday.

Jenny asked me to come for a walk in Hyde Park to dispel her Good Friday gloom. I refused. But relented & we walked for 1 ¼ hours in the park. Serpentine, Rotten Row, Statue of Physical Energy1. Then lunch under the orchestra at Marble Arch Lyons Corner House. After tipping the waitress had to walk home: not a penny left.
Did a chapter of Swiss Ghost with Laura (who is writing about Persian wives in Lives of Wives) and first two drafts of a poem 'The China Plate'.
x Franco's men reach the coast.

Editorial Notes

1landmarks in Hyde Park eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Lyons Corner House

    Westminster, London, England
    Lyons Corner House Restaurant, Oxford St.; or else RG calls it the "Marble Arch" Lyons Corner House eds.
  • Hyde Park

    London, England

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Nicholson, Jenny
    Jenny Nicholson: oldest daughter of Robert by Nancy Nicholson.
  • Franco

    Franco, General
    Spanish General; led the Nationalist forces against the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War; Spanish Head of State from 1939-1969.


    • Title: Lives of Wives [prose]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd.
    • Idno: A39
    • Date: 1939
    • Title: The Swiss Ghost [formerly The Kind Ghost] [novel]
    • Author: Graves, Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1937-04-22
    • Title: China Plate, The [poem]
    • Title: Collected Poems [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sudney
    • Publisher: Cassel
    • Idno: A48
    • Date: 1938-04-15