2.07.2013

The Guermantes Way III p 271-298

p 274 |  So what is a Duke, specifically in France?
p 275 |  At-home days
p 276 | The excellent writer G---"...  ; could this be Gide?
p 277 | Adolphe Thiers (French historian, President of the Republic 1797–1877): Prosper    MÉRIMÉE (French novelist, 1803–70); Émile Augier (playwright, 1820­–89): 
p 286 | Vicomte de Borelli, (society poet, late 19th century); Gustave Schlumberger (historian, 1844–1929);  Vicomte Georges d'Avenel (historian & economist, 1855–1939); Pierre Loti (novelist, 1850–1923);  Edmond Rostand  (playwright, 1868–1918, author of Cyrano de Bergerac); Paul Deschanel (French president, 1855–1922); Antonio Pisanello (Italian painter & medallist, c. 1380–1456); Jan Van Huysum (Dutch flower painter, 1682-1749) "... meticulous, dead herbals."

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p 291 | Hera: Greek goddess, Queen of the Olympians
p 294 | Temperature in Mme de V's rooms:  22 C. = 71 F. & 25 C=77 F.
            | Antenor Greek mythological counselor to Priam in the Trojan war; Alpheus = in Greek mythology a river (the modern Alfeios River) & river-god.