Feb 17 Friday

Alan & Beryl went to Rennes to meet Joyce : who came.[RG]
We started a Cambeluk game Dorothy & I; Beryl & Alan – to be played with real meditation on the board in the dining-room.
The cats are at last almost house-trained.
Bellamy1 is getting better of his hydropsy.
A ride with Dorothy to village: billiards at Darcel and to explain about her mimesis.
Worrying news: Ward has a tuberculous pile.
Wrote: 'A Portrait of Little Jacob'2 from what I remembered of the sense of my dream.

Editorial Notes

1cat eds.
2became "Dream of a Climber". A poem about Jacob Bronowski: see Complete Poems, Vol. II, pp. 133-34, 323-24 (note). DW; eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Rennes

    Rennes, France
    where Gelat's daughter, Anita, and son-in-law, Juan Vives live; visited by RG and LR et al in 1938 eds.

People Mentioned

  • Dorothy

    Simmons, Dorothy
    Sculptor associated with the Graves-Riding inner circle (1938-39). Married to Montague Simmons. eds
  • Alan

    Hodge, Alan
    Oxford history graduate. Became close friends with LR & RG. First husband of Beryl Graves. CP & WG
  • Beryl

    Pritchard, Beryl
    daughter of Harry and Amy Pritchard, R.G.'s second wife. Formerly married to Alan Hodge. Robert and Beryl had four children: William, Lucia, Juan and Tomas. eds
  • Joyce Reeves

    Reeves, Joyce
    Sister of James Reeves. AMG 287.
  • Ward

    Hutchinson, Ward
    Photographer. Contibuted to"Epilogue." W.G. R.G. often refers to "the Hutchinsons" (Ward & Dorothy) as a couple especially when they were staying on the island. eds.
  • Jacob Bronowski (Bruno)

    Bronowski, Jacob
    (1908-1974) Scientist and one time member of Laura Riding circle. WG


    • Title: Robert Graves: The Complete Poems Vols. 1-3
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Editor: Beryl Graves and Dunstan Ward
    • PubPlace: Manchester and Paris
    • Publisher: Carcanet Press and Alyscamps
    • Date: 1995-1999
    • Title: Portrait of Little Jacob, A [poem: became "Dream of a Climber". See Complete Poems, Vol. II, pp. 133-34, 323-24 (note). DW]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1939-02-15
    • Title: Dream of a Climber [poem]
    • Title: Work in Hand [Alan Hodge, Norman Cameron, Robert Graves]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Hogarth Press
    • Idno: B30
    • Date: 1942-03