1896 February Footnotes

[1] A junk is a type of Chinese sailing ship.

[2] A tam o’ shanter or ‘tammie‘ is a name given to the traditional Scottish bonnet worn by men (or women)!

[3] Sarah Sophia Beale (5 November 1837-1920) was a British portrait painter and author who wrote about art and architecture.

[4] The Song of Hiawatha is an 1855 epic poem in trochaic tetrameter by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow which features Native American characters.

[5] Vanity Fair is an English novel by William Makepeace Thackeray, which follows the lives of Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley amid their friends and families during and after the Napoleonic Wars.

[6] Nicene Creed, also called Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed, a Christian statement of faith that is the only ecumenical creed because it is accepted as authoritative by the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican, and major Protestant churches.

[7] Solveig’s Song from the opera, Peer Gynt, by Edvard Grieg.

[8] Old Maid – A commonly marketed version of the game is called “Donkey” in which the odd card is the Donkey and the rest of the set is made up of farmyard animals.

[9] Grabbage – Possibly family name for Cribbage.

[10] Love in Idleness: A Volume of Poems by Henry Charles Beeching.


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