1896 March Footnotes

[1] Gibbets – Hangman – letter game.

[2] George Henry Sumner (1824 – 1909) was the Bishop of Guildford (a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Winchester) at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century.

[3] Dean Farrar – Frederic William Farrar was a cleric of the Church of England, schoolteacher and author. He was a pallbearer at the funeral of Charles Darwin in 1882.

[4] Little Men, or Life at Plumfield with Jo’s Boys, is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott, first published in 1871.

[5] Chiaroscuro is an Italian term which translates as light-dark, and refers to the balance and pattern of light and shade in a painting or drawing.

[6] The Circassian Circle is a ‘rondel’ type dance set to an energetic, walking-tempo tune.

[7] Whist is a classic English trick-taking card game which was widely played in the 18th and 19th centuries.

[8] Auction Game – similar to Happy Families. Dates from 1880.

[9] Leonard Borwick was an English concert pianist especially associated with the music of Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms.

[10] Dear Lady Disdain: A Novel (1876) by Professor of History, Justin McCarthy.

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