Feb 2 Thursday

Not feeling too good
Lunch in bed but then worked till [until] 3 am – Dictionary & checking Greeks & Trojans with Laura.
We had supper at Montauban, the five of us, and there was a new thing about an animal called the 'irk' who fed on modern architecture.
In the mirror as I lay in bed in the morning I saw a large bird with yellow back & wings fly into the cherry tree.
The first primroses in the avenue
Ros sent a Napoleonic flax-plant picture.1
Franco takes Vich2.

Editorial Notes

1see enclosure 12 January, 1939 eds.
2Vic? Spain eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Montauban

    Montauban-de-la-Bretagne, Brittany, France

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Cooper, Rosaleen Dr.
    Dr. Rosaleen Cooper, R.G.'s sister. W.G.; husband Jim, sons Dan, Roger & Paul RPG.
  • 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: Dictionary [projected project; unfinished]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: Trojan Ending [dramatised version based on Laura Riding's book; later called Greeks and Trojans]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1938-01