1896 January Footnotes

[1] Mrs Molesworth – Studies and Stories, A. D. Innes 1893

[2] The Wide, Wide World is an 1850 novel by Susan Warner, published under the pseudonym Elizabeth Wetherell.

[3] Catriona (also known as David Balfour) is an 1893 novel written by Robert Louis Stevenson as a sequel to his earlier novel Kidnapped (1886).

[4] Reversi is an abstract strategy board game invented during the Victorian era. It has remained popular for more than a century being given a boost in the 1970’s when a version of it was re-marketed under the name ‘Othello’.

[5] Halma (from the Greek word ἅλμα meaning “jump”) is a strategy board game invented in 1883 by George Howard Monks, a US thoracic surgeon at Harvard Medical School. His inspiration was the English game Hoppity which was devised in 1854.

[6] The Coming Race is a novel by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, published anonymously in 1871

[7] Drugget – A heavy felted fabric usually of wool or wool and cotton, used as a floor covering.

[8] Dennis Embleton – Alys’ future husband.

[9] Patience; or, Bunthorne’s Bride, is a comic opera in two acts with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert.

[10] The Gondoliers; or, The King of Barataria is a Savoy Opera, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert.

[11] Kidnapped is a historical fiction adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson

[12] The Merchant of Venice is a 16th-century play written by William Shakespeare.

[13] John Ruskin’s “Sesame and Lilies“, first published in 1865, stands as a classic 19th-century statement on the natures and duties of men and women.

[14] Adam Bede, the first novel written by George Eliot (the pen name of Mary Ann Evans), was published in 1859.

[15] Joseph Addison, (1672 – 1719), English essayist, poet, and dramatist, who, with Richard Steele, was a leading contributor to and guiding spirit of the periodicals The Tatler and The Spectator.

[16] Where Three Empires Meet by Edward Frederick Knight – A Narrative Of Recent Travel In Kashmir, Western Tibet, Gilgit And The Adjoining Countries (1891-1892). Published 1895.

[17] Middlemarch, A Study of Provincial Life is a novel by the English author George Eliot.

[18] Heads, Bodies and Legs is a drawing game that was often played. Each artist would draw a segment of the body and then would turn over the sheet so that the next person could not see the design that had gone before resulting in a curious creature.

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